Laura Oliver, M.F.A. publishes both fiction and essay in national literary reviews, magazines, newspapers and online, and has been teaching writing at colleges and universities for more than a decade. In the course of teaching writing, Oliver discovered students were often looking for ways to improve not just their craft but their lives. After several years of intense study she began teaching quantum happiness as well, and is a sought-after writing instructor, coach and inspirational speaker.
The Story Within
Laura’s book The Story Within, New Insights and Inspiration for Writers was published by Penguin in November 2011.
“Writing is a duet of giving and receiving, and the writing spirit is a generous one. Plumbers spend time and energy learning to fix your pipes. You respect their skill and are grateful for their choice of livelihood when your pipes leak. But writers? Writers want to give you something enormous and impractical, something bigger than any page can contain. Given the means, writers want to give something that will amuse, entertain, last forever, and fix your pipes. We can’t help it. It’s our nature.”
—excerpt, The Story Within