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About

I’m Marcy Criner, The Story Stylist. Let me grab my ‘scissors’ and ‘brush’ and help you style your words to shine!

If you have a wordy phrase dependency or a touch of blank page syndrome that needs a crushin’ – I’m yours.

I will teach you how to free yourself from sounding as interesting as paint drying to finding your power stories. Rapunzel, let your hair down!

Stories are my lifeblood. I like to tell 'em. I like to read 'em. I like To Watch 'Em.

Sometimes I let them speak for themselves through photos or artwork. I tried to squash my stories down for decades. I would minimize them. I would think they were no good.

My eighth grade teacher taught me that I needed to make her happy to get that 'A'. I learned how to write what she liked.

At university, when I tried to write using my voice, I hated all that red ink on my papers. I did graduate and developed my writing skills at work. I was all in! I became the storytelling guru. Newsletters, emails, voice-overs, interviews, and presentations, I jumped in with both feet and rocked the work words. Then ten years ago, I started a blog. I experimented and tried all sorts of voices to try to figure out which one was me.

My Horses of Us website - Horses and Stories Live Here

My Horses of Us website - Horses and Stories Live Here

It was a learning curve. I studied, took courses, got coached, and published a few books.

It was like my voice was hiding in the forest and I was looking for it with a little lantern. It was dark in those woods and sometimes I felt that my only guides were animals. 

Along the path, I started developing an audience. I added horses to the picture and started creating horse portraits with messages from the horses.

People were reading and responding to my inner storyteller.

It felt real. It felt great. It was like people were drawn to me for me.

Now, I want to teach you what I know.

All those years of research, trial and error, and figuring it out, allows me to help you. It all boils down to knowing your storytelling style and how to let your voice sing through.

No BS, no crazy mad lib templates, just get your own little lantern and follow me through the forest. It's way more fun with lots of light.

*just do it...take the storytelling quiz