I had the chance to listen to Deborah Wiles speak at KSRA this afternoon. Unfortunately, I had an appointment, which procluded me from listening to her entire talk. (Yes, I was one of the people who had to sit at the back of the room and sneak out in the middle of her talk. I don’t like being one of those people, since I know how that feels as a speaker. But I had to today!) There was something Wiles asserted about stories that I wrote down since I’m desperately trying to find a way to make time to get my stories down on the page.
Stories come from three places: the brain, the heart, and the gut.
Gut: That’s what you imagine; the meaning you make out of your experiences.