Welcome to my blog

Welcome to my story blog. I will post one new story here every day. You are welcome to comment on any or all of them. Enjoy!
                   --Lee Pound

A Concert... or Something Else?

The best stories have depth of subplotting. Here’s how it […]

Make the Story of Your Life the Story of Your Speech

Those emotional incidents from your own life are the key to reaching the deep emotions of your listeners and […]

Stories: The Framework of Our Lives

Stories we remember from our past tend to recur in our future. Here’s how you can take control of your […]

The Most Important Story You Will Ever Write

The most important story you will ever write is the story of your own life as you live it day by day. Here’s how to do […]


Simple writing that gets your message across in as few words as possible works […]

Building a Character

How a story about a cat innlustrates how to build characters in your […]

The Power of a Great Opening

In this post you will learn how to create a strong opening that draws your reader into your […]

Story Month: The Old Ship

A old ship of indeterminate origin evokes memories of the […]

A key point about beginning a novel or story

Begin your stories at the last possible moment before the inciting incident of the […]

The Iowa Caucus Photo Finish

A photo finish in the Iowa caucuses sets up a great nomination story in the Republican Party. […]