SPP265 Knowing Your Story Core with Lisa Bloom

Everyone has a story. It’s not the chronological story that matters. Today, our guest, Lisa Bloom, digs into what it means to tap into your core story, the empathetic one that matters to others, just like your characters’ stories matter to your readers. The best part? Dave is the guinea pig and Lisa goes to town on his life and pulls out a beautiful story.

  • Think about your pivotal moments or events in life, those that you walked away from changed. They can be big like birth and death, but they can also be small things that change you in a big way. The main criteria is that you felt something.
  • Dave shares a very powerful story about his best friend, how their relationship changed, and what happened with Dave when his friend died.
  • Lisa digs into what makes Dave tick; Johnny and Sean weigh in on what it all means.
  • The guys discuss how Dave’s life bleeds into every story he writes.
  • Lisa points out Dave’s virtues, like compassion, but references his ‘shadow side.’
  • Sean talks about the results of the story core, from quitting high school, meeting his wife, and when he published his first book.
  • Lisa waxes poetic on how the core story can change your life.
  • Johnny steps up to the bat and tells HIS three stories for Lisa to pick apart.
  • Dave and Lisa discuss how knowing your own core story can help you in your day to day life.

Something Cool
Dave is THRILLED about The Leftovers show on HBO even though the book it was based on seemed like a ripoff of Yesterday’s Gone.

  • Sean loves one of the rare shows everyone has been recommending, This Is Us.
  • Johnny shares his last minute love before SAS2017. (Note: it’s already happened.)

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One Reply to “SPP265 Knowing Your Story Core with Lisa Bloom”

  1. John Box

    Hi Guys! I recently discovered your show and am loving it. Many
    I tried to find a place to ask a general question but failed (it seems
    like people listening in real-time can, but I listen later), so I
    apologize if this is the wrong place to do so.
    Here goes:
    Are self-published authors who band together by genre to promote each others books to their respective email lists etc. I write comedic novels and would love to be in a group of like-minded authors and authorettes, and I assume writers in other genres might feel the same so it would be great if you could address the issue on your show. Or, I’d be extremely grateful to receive a reply at [email protected]
    John Box
    Author of Memoirs of a Douchebag, American MaleWhore in Tokyo, & The Stars’ Fault
    (p.s. If you would please email me once you’ve read this, I’ll be happy to delete it since it’s not relevant to SPP265. Many thanks!)

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