Fully Booked

The Hidden Gems Author Podcast

Episode 119 – Helping Author’s Find Their Own Story

Hosted by: Craig Tuch and Roland Hulme with special guest Brent Olson

Have you ever considered what truly defines you beyond the highlights of your resume? This week on Fully Booked, we engage in an enlightening conversation with author and columnist Brent Olson, who regularly challenges authors to strip back the layers of accolades and academics and instead focus on the raw and personal experiences that shape their essence.

Brent’s own eclectic array of life experiences reads like a series of classic one-liner Chuck Norris jokes, such as “Of the ten most dangerous jobs in America I’ve dabbled in six.” While most of us lead more mundane lives, we still harbor a treasure trove of defining moments waiting to be unearthed. These experiences, once recognized, serve as the bedrock for crafting stories that resonate deeply and authentically with our audience.

As Brent explains, the trick is simply learning how to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. Through the power of introspection and narrative, the tales most personal to you can become the ones that echo in the hearts and minds of readers everywhere, turning your own life into a legacy of adventure.

Brent Olson

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