For Love of Stories

Striving for the Art of Storytelling

I'm a Sucker for Good Stories

Every object has a story. Stories connect people. Storytelling brings people together. That’s why I love storytelling.

Storytelling Stub

Resources, tools, and tips that may help you with writing and storytelling.

Everything is Science. Even Humor!

I sort of knew that science was behind even humor. Every reaction has a reason – a reason why the audience laughs, the timing of the laugh, how long they laugh, how the laughing wave goes up and down, etc. Although I knew, I’ve been playing and adjusting it by ear....

How to Organize Your Thoughts Digitally

What do you use for writing a story? Pen and paper or computers? All of my stories are catalogued digitally. Google Drive is my friend. It works fine as is, but when I work on a bigger project that requires lots of research, character building, and note taking, I...

Tsubuyaki

Miyo’s mumbling thoughts at the moment…

You’re the Only One Who Knows Your World!

You’re the Only One Who Knows Your World!

Has anybody told you that they didn’t “get” a part of your story although everything was perfectly clear to you? That’s because not everybody knows your world entirely. We need to be conscious about what people know and what they don’t. After being postponed for one...

Time to Change!

Time to Change!

"I cut ties with friends who don't make progress and make the status quo."said my friend. His comment started a train of thought...about my stories.  Each of my stories takes its own journey.  They usually start from a Work-In-Progress folder.  After numerous edits,...

Perfect Story

Perfect Story

The other day, I was watching a Lifetime drama—not a good Lifetime movie but a soapy one with deceptions and murders. (Hey, don’t judge me! I may get an innovative idea for my stories!) When a protagonist took a fall after being chased by a villain, I chuckled because...

My Storytelling Events

I would love to see your friendly smiles in the audience.  Please come to hear my stories!
I also share my thoughts after each event. Please check out the past events, too.  

2021.10.21 Our Stories ~ Confronting Life’s Challenges

2021.10.21 Our Stories ~ Confronting Life’s Challenges

Celebrate our common humanity and the unique beauty of diverse experiences during this community festival where friends from Maryland, California, India and the Philippines share stories about facing life’s challenges.Wednesday, October 21, 20214:00 PM PDT Hanns...

2021.10.02 Implementing Successful Zoom Events (Workshop)

2021.10.02 Implementing Successful Zoom Events (Workshop)

How to Be the Ideal Host, Emcee, and Event Tech The Storytelling Association of California presents a lively workshop defining the roles and responsibilities of Show Hosts, Emcees and Event Techs at online and hybrid events. Learn how to smooth out any rough edges...

2021.08.29 Bridgeport PechaKucha – Vol. 11 “Larger Than Life”

2021.08.29 Bridgeport PechaKucha – Vol. 11 “Larger Than Life”

Our first HYBRID Bridgeport PechaKucha celebrating the power of stories with the theme “Larger than Life!” You will hear authentic, personal stories — interesting experiences demonstrating passion and creativity that may make YOU laugh, cry and/or spark new ideas! The...