Escaping into the Alternate Reality of Red, White & Royal Blue

In my last post, I wrote about how I’d read both The Story Grid by Shawn Coyne and Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston, and that I was interested in doing a story grid analysis of McQuiston’s novel. Well, in a bad-news-good-news twist, I have had to switch tracks. I applied to and […]

I (Finally) Read The Story Grid

“When the pupil is ready, the Master will appear.” – often attributed incorrectly to Buddah or Lao Tse Tsu but probably from Madame Blavatsky, founder of the Theosophical movement Metaphorical Squirrels Has this ever happened to you? A well-read friend gushes to you about a book that has cracked open their worldview, changing forever how […]

Language Truly is Your Superpower!

Did you know that by the time you finished losing your baby teeth, you’d already acquired language-using super powers that literally no other human being on the planet had done – or will do – in exactly the same way? In this LinkedIn article, I explain how language truly is a human super power.