Starting with a story

The title sucked me in like a spider up the tube of a vacuum: “How to weave a story that instantly captivates your audience“. My finger automatically slid across the glass of my touchpad and clicked the link. I was greeted by a cute picture of shoes hanging off a nail by their laces and an opening line that did exactly what the title said it would. Then I realized I should share this link on my blog :-).

This is just a mid-week post to keep the content flowing, but I hope to explore the dynamics of merit and grace in writing in a future post. We can work really hard to craft great headlines, compelling stories and delightful prose (all forms of merit), but to actually change a person’s mind or impact their life through our writing is a gift from God.

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I'm a follower of Jesus living in Seattle. My passion at this time is technology entrepreneurship for the gospel. This makes it difficult to explain to people what I do for fun since during my "free time" I'm likely to be found coding on a side project, agonizing over unfulfilled dreams, repenting over repeated sins, organizing a hack-a-thon, trying to workout and settling on going for a walk in the park, watching something on Amazon Instant Video, or reading e-mail and surfing the web. When I get around to it, I can post my curriculum vitae/resume and link to the page.

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