I have this site on my list of favorites and read it every time he posts something new. The author is down to earth and informative (and from Portland, Oregon). I think I saw him on Dayners site. His latest post is a good one and it is worth looking at to reconfirm what basic elements need to be in your story (the six core competencies of successful writing/storytelling). Then for a real treat, click on the short video at the end of his post. It is simply wonderful how the creator of the video has taken a reminder that usually shown in a negative light and made it a positive. Make sure you have the sound on!