I hope you enjoyed the short story I've posted on the blog over the last several weeks, Seeing Beauty in the Pain. I’d love to hear from you about what you thought of the story, and reading it in small, digestible pieces.
Thank you to those of you who have reached out. I’m happy to hear that the pivotal moment I shared from my childhood, as well as the story I wrote from it, were able to provide you some clarity in your own life <3
I’m working away at the next story already and I can’t wait to share it with you!
But today, I have a favor to ask.
I’m starting a brand new podcast all about story, and this process. It’s called The Story Guide Podcast. It will release May 16th.
What I’ve been doing is gathering writers and creatives who have a story to share, or who want to explore their stories at a deeper level, and I’m asking for 2 written story submissions.
A written pivotal moment
A written fictional piece, rewriting the pivotal moment
From those, I create a podcast episode dedicated just to them and their story. Their pivotal moment and fictional piece are read on the episode, and then if they choose to, we get on a short 15-minute call to talk about their takeaways and add it to the show!
My goal is to create a community of like-minded creatives and to have a place we can come together to write our stories with deeper meaning, and explore the stories of others.
We all come from different walks of life, with our own experiences that shape our own beliefs and stories. That’s why I always say there is a story in you that ONLY YOU CAN WRITE. It’s true.
I created this podcast to bring the stories together into one place, so we can inspire each other.
If you would like to be part of this, whether you provide a submission, or simply subscribe to listen to the show, I want to hear from you.
And you don’t have to be a “professional writer” to be part of this.
This isn’t about writing the perfect story or creating the ideal structure. This is about getting deep into your life stories, emotionally connecting with them, and rewriting them into fiction to really see how this story had played
out for you in your life.
So, my point is, anyone is welcome.
If you’d like to learn more about submitting your writing to the show please contact me and let me know!
If you’d like to subscribe to listen, you can join the email list and be notified when it goes live on Stitcher and iTunes, as well as get emails when a new episode is live!
This truly is a passion project. Story is what shapes our lives and who we become. It turns regular people into heroes, brings people together that would otherwise never have found each other. Your support of this podcast will help grow the power of story.
I’ll be back in a couple of weeks with a brand new pivotal moment and short story of my own to share with you 😊