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.

Story Ideas

Where do you get your story ideas? When we listen to somebody’s story, sometimes a phrase in the story or emotion that you feel from it sparks our inspiration, doesn’t it? If you jot down your thoughts at those moments, you get more story ideas. Next time when you...

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Listen to the Beats!

What are the beats, you ask? In music, the beat is the basic unit of time. It is often defined as the rhythm listeners would tap their toes to when listening to a piece of music. It’s the same logic in storytelling. Thebeat is the smallest unit of story. A collection...

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Tsubuyaki

Miyo’s mumbling thoughts at the moment…

Nothing Is Going To Change Unless You Give It a Try!

Nothing Is Going To Change Unless You Give It a Try!

Hey Miyo. Do you tell stories? Last month, I was at a comedy storytelling show called “The Antidote.” When the show was about to end, the host, Deanna Moffitt singled me out. It was three months ago when I set my (virtual) foot on the show for the first time. I was...

One Step At A Time, One Day At A Time

One Step At A Time, One Day At A Time

I’m going to accomplish so many things! That’s what I thought back in March when I started working from home. Where did the time go? In theory, I’ve had more time by staying at home. What did I use the extra time for? I can list all the items that didn’t happen or...

Let It Go If It’s Not Working!

Let It Go If It’s Not Working!

How can I fix it? In the past few months, I kept asking the same question over and over. Something was not working in my story. Usually, I’m good at rewriting, but not this time. The story seemed disjointed and I didn’t know how to fix it. I rewrote it so many times,...

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.  

2020.08.13 The Antidotes ~ A Shot of Comedy

2020.08.13 The Antidotes ~ A Shot of Comedy

The Antidote is a pop up storytelling show in response to the need for COMEDY in a time of chaos. In one jam-packed hour you'll hear four humorous stories from storytellers, writers, comedians and actors with one promise, the stories have nothing to do with the...

2020.07.29 Strong Words ~ The Class of 2020

2020.07.29 Strong Words ~ The Class of 2020

Because their workshop was so much fun back in May, I did it again!  Oh, everybody's stories are so compelling!I It'll be a magical night! Wednesday, July 29, 2020 7PM PDTAshton C. ClarkeCorey WoodsDeborah SpectorKelly AdenKen KatenKimberly CroweMiyo YamauchiRick...

2020.05.28 Strong Words ~ The Class of 2020

2020.05.28 Strong Words ~ The Class of 2020

I took Strong Words' storytelling workshop this month.  Everybody's stories were intriguing and compelling.  The critiques we have received were fantastic!  I had a blast! Tonight is the performance night. My piece is still work in progress, but let's see how it goes....