Inspirational

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...

Postcards in a Closet

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Katharina Wolf was born in a small town in Hungary in 1901. In 1914, the Great War broke out. In 1919, her hometown became part of Romania. In 1921, she became pregnant with her first child. What did she worry about? What did she want for her child? Using postcards Katharina wrote years later, discussions with one of her surviving grandchildren, and historical research about the times, writer...

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...

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

Lori Straus has written for FleetCarma.
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