Lending A Bit of Yourself to The Story

Lending A Bit of Yourself to The Story

By, Amy Sue Nathan “We’re all stories in the end.” ― Steven Moffat I believe the stories in novels, even the ones we think we create completely, still start within ourselves. How can they not? Even if it feels merely like a pinprick, or like an instance of deja vu,...
Women Sharing Stories

Women Sharing Stories

By, Tina Ann Forkner When I first met Amy through our words and stories online, I was very sure she had figured out how to do what I had never been able to, which was to be fully and wholly a writer. When she reads this, she’s going to laugh, but it’s true. I still...
Beginnings: Living More Than One Life

Beginnings: Living More Than One Life

By Tina Ann Forkner I love the quote from author Anna Quindlen that says, “The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” Now that my kids have all gone off to college, I am beginning to experience what it means to have more than one life in this...
Where Stories Intersect

Where Stories Intersect

As Julie Andrews sings in The Sound of Music, “Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start.” I’m tickled to be writing this column alongside my friend Tina. The story of our friendship started about ten years ago, when we both had writing blogs,...
Story Time with Amy and Tina

Story Time with Amy and Tina

Emily Dickinson wrote, “I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it until it begins to shine.” Like all writers, my friend Amy Sue Nathan and I love everything about words. We string them together to make...