My name is Arlen Miller. I live with my sweet and beautiful wifey in Sugarcreek, Ohio. I love stories. Telling stories. Writing stories. Hearing stories. I believe it’s a God-given passion to document events and stories and help people tell their stories. I’m here for the learning. I determined if I put myself ‘out there’ online it will motivate an urgency to keep learning. Keep telling. Keep going.
I currently offer marketing services to local companies to help them get the word out about who they are and what they do. But the fire is still burning to help people tell their individual stories. I had the privilege of helping a Haitian pastor tell his story in a book I self-published in 2001. That was one learning experience.
I learn by doing. By listening. By doing more. By moving. By writing. By reading.
If I can help anyone better tell their story… that’s what I see as my purpose. How might I help?
It’s been my privilege to ask all kinds of questions and then write stories about businesses and events since my boss, at the time, goaded me on in 1999.
I’ve just started my online presence via this blog, so how I present myself on here is a work in progress, but please (yes, please) check back. I have just made available a free download of an ebook on this site. Please enter your name and get the download. The ebook is How to Write a Biography. Please stop back soon.
I have a bias for Chocolate Rush espresso and hand-mixed ice cream on a coldstone from Wallhouse Coffee. My all-time favorite mix-ins are shredded coconut, pecan pieces, and espresso (yes, fresh coffee on ice cream:).
The power of the story
I believe what really makes stories powerful is by telling them. I long to tell stories. Stories are bridge-makers. They communicate. They make the complex simple. They get the message across. I love ‘em.
What’s your story? Are you writing it? Are you sharing it? What are you doing with the stories within you? Around you? Are you doing your part to preserve them?
My Writing Portfolio
My Writing Sweet Spot: The Power of Question on Dan Erickson’s site.
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