neil gaiman wrote a graphic (literally and figuratively) story about two men–writers–who take turns imprisoning the muse Calliope. it’s a vile act, but i can understand the impulse. storytellers often speak about needing a muse, finding a spark, discovering the tiny something that leads to the creation of The Great Tale. people who want to write (as opposed to people who actually do write) sit around and wait for this thing.

but i believe this thing, the muse or inspiration or whatever you want to call it, is everywhere. you just have to train yourself to see it.

so this is a blog about storytelling–why we tell stories and how we tell them. stories i have loved, and stories about me. things that make me want to write and will hopefully inspire you in some way.