On Storytelling, Teaching, and the Surfing in Between

When The Galvanizers, an online magazine for young women writers, told me they wanted to feature me as their storyteller of the month, I answered jokingly: I write stories on water, not paper! But then it was this very realization that led me to a renewed understanding of how a story is made and told, how it should feel, and how it should unfold. Storytelling is not only about good writing or good speaking-- it is about good living.

This month's theme: PAGE ONE - On beginnings new and old, real and imagined. Artwork by Liz Lanuzo.

This month's theme: PAGE ONE - On beginnings new and old, real and imagined. Artwork by Liz Lanuzo.

The editors, Isa Garcia and Bea Pantoja, mentioned in their issue notes: 

We’re also excited to introduce Camille Pilar, surfer and storyteller extraordinaire, as this month’s Featured Storyteller. Her eloquence on the matters of storytelling, surfing, and embracing beginnings had us grappling for the highlighter.

Like hot chocolate to the heart.

Here are excerpts from the interview, but please make sure to head on over to The Galvanizers for the full feature. With their amazing articles and dreamy artwork, you'd be picking inspiration like you would berries. :)

Full article: http://www.thegalvanizers.com/featured-storyteller-camille-pilar/
 

Found in the same issue are gems of wisdom such as The Day I Quit Blogging by Isa Garcia, This is Point A by Shekinah Bangsil, and Off To A Bad Start: Your Bad Beginnings. If you're a writer looking for pointers on how to get started or how to keep going, this issue has handy tips for you.

Artwork by illustrator Chihiro Iwasaki.

Artwork by illustrator Chihiro Iwasaki.

Or if you like good illustrations and whimsical artwork, then cozy up at a corner at The Galvanizers. :)