Tag: Kristen Lamb

The Quest: “The Tip of the Spear” & The Hero’s Journey Meets Memoir

Memoirs, like novels, are complex creatures, and I’ll be writing more posts on this topic. Yet, where to start? We’ll begin what I believe is a foundational ingredient necessary to write a riveting memoir.

Character Building: How Story Forges & Refines Characters

Ultimately, fictional characters reflect the real human experience in a distilled and intensified form. This, however, doesn’t give an automatic pass on authenticity.

Finding Our Focus During Crazy Times: Only So Many Ducks to Give

Finding our focus has never been easy. Many of us have always lacked direction and fallen short on “clarity.” We’d multitasked ourselves into a daily fugue state long before COVID and quarantines and Zoom upended our lives.

Advice: The Great, the Bad & Good Intentions Turned Toxic Dogma

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Advice can be critical and can shorten the learning curve significantly. We can transition from neophyte to the artist we long to be in a MUCH shorter time frame if we’re humble enough to seek outside help. But at the same time, life is fluid. Situations change. We change. What’s good one for one season might not work in another.

The Johari Window: Understanding & Harnessing the Character Blind Spot

The Johari Window is a powerful tool for crafting dimensional characters. It also helps creators develop layered stories that will resonate for generations.