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Between Worlds: An Example of Creative Writing

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Cover image of book 1 of "Between Worlds," an example of creative writing and storytelling by Lori Straus.

Creative writing helps me keep my copywriting focused on storytelling. (And copywriting helps me keep my creative writing succinct.) I write novels to keep me on my creative path and practice storytelling to its fullest. This series of novels takes place in real locations, and half of each novel is historical fiction, which requires a good deal of research before I begin each new story. Moreover...

What Is Flamenco Dance? Myriam Allard Answers

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This blog post comes from the blog I write under Lori Wolf-Heffner, the name I use for my fiction writing. On that blog, I occasionally interview artists from different disciplines, including the performing arts. In this blog post, the interview is with Myriam Allard, a Flamenco dancer from Montreal.

Grace Butler in the Spotlight

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Dance student Grace Butler. Photo by Renata Templeton-Caughlin of Tempo Photography in Collingwood

(This article was published in just dance! magazine, in the summer 2015 issue.) “Come rain, come shine, come snow, come sleet, the show must go on.” Most dancers know that phrase, and many treat it as a personal creed. The dedication to their art drives them to be on stage, on time, no matter what. But for people like 12-year-old Grace Butler, her dedication has nothing to do with it...

Jeff Hyslop: The Man of a Thousand Dances

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Headshot of Canadian stage icon Jeff Hyslop

by Lori Straus (Appeared in just dance! magazine, Summer 2014 issue) Store mannequin for 125 episodes. Opera ghost for 985 performances. Judge for countless dance competitions. Producer, choreographer, director, singer, actor, and dancer for almost 50 years. Can one person truly accomplish this much, and as a dancer, no less? Jeff Hyslop can and has and still is. “I know. Isn’t it crazy?”...

A Selection of Companies I Have Written and/or Edited For

Lori Straus has written for FleetCarma.
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