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By Liesel Teversham. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
Jim has been a story lover as long as he can remember. He spent two decades teaching at high schools and colleges in the U.S. and abroad. But what he really wanted to do was TELL stories. He frequently promised himself he’d use school recesses to "write every day" – but almost never did. His 2008 marriage - and a subsequent relocation - made it necessary to abandon the teaching post. He took an office job and suddenly had very little time to write. It was just the break he needed. A 40-minute train commute twice a day, and a 1-hour lunch break, were his only "guaranteed" writing times. This made it necessary to use every minute available. Within a year he’d written what he considers his best work to date – an original screenplay, "Turning Two," that is currently in development for production in late 2015. More importantly, he'd developed a discipline and a dedication to his craft he'd never known before. Earlier this year he decided to abandon the office job completely, and on September 1 made the leap of faith, to pursue storytelling full time. Find the show notes and Jim's links on www.savvyselfgrowth.com