One of the things I have learned on this April A to Z Challenge Adventure, is that there are a lot of great stories out there! I mean, I’ve read about more writers than I even realized were blogging, and they are building worlds and setting villains up against heroes and writing really great love scenes.
And these writers have stories, not fictional stories, but stories about becoming a writer, their struggles, their triumphs, and the love they have for their writing community.
They all have stories about their fabulous Whoo-Hoo! moments and also the tear-streaked, fury of frustration and disappointment moments.
Tell Great Stories started out being about the stories I was telling, and it grew into being about other books and about my life and about the writing process. Now I want to grow even further and start a semi-regular feature called Tell Your Story. I would like to invite aspiring writers and published authors to tell your story about when you decided to write, what were you feeling when you wrote your very first page, your very first story, or your very first blog post. I want to be taken back to that place of confidence and excitement that we all experienced when we first decided, “I can do this. I can write.” I want to collect stories of trials and tribulations, of meeting people, of heartbreak.
Consider this the Barbara Walters of the blog world.
If you would like to participate in Tell Your Story, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll set up an email interview with you and we’ll work out the details then. I’m not sure what form this is going to take exactly, though I have some ideas, and I have a lot of hope.
While we all have similar tales within our writing journey, no one else will have a story just like yours. Time for show and tell, writers!