Story: Is there fiction in all truth?

I felt inspired to write this blog about the tenuous relationship between truth and fiction because many of this year’s Oscar contenders, as well as recent releases, are biopics (The Imitation Game, Selma, Foxcatcher, Big Eyes, to name a few). Each […]

Mother's Day

Mother’s Day: A blessed moment

Mother’s Day has taken on a whole new meaning in my life. My mother is my rock. She is the fuel that keeps me going, but last year at this time, she was in deep with Non-Hodkins Lymphoma. I was […]

Jen Grisanti speaking in Israel

Israel: Revealing truth

Are we that different when it comes to our emotional truth? This is a question that I ponder when I travel to other countries to teach story. In Israel, the truth that I discovered went much deeper than the perception. […]


Does professional trump personal when it comes to “having it all?”

This is a question that I’ve contemplated on the road to creating the life I want to capture through my story. I remember many years ago seeing, “The Kid Stays in the Picture,” the documentary about the life of movie […]


Defining your voice in the stories you tell

If you were asked to describe your voice, what would you say? As a Story/Career Consultant for writers and entrepreneurs, this is one of my favorite questions to ask. Your voice defines you and sets you apart from the masses. […]