How to Start Writing a StoryGetting started writing a story
CHRISTIAN: You DO Have A Story To Tell. Here is how to start writing it
Everybody has a captivating story to tell. Maybe you never thought of writing yours, or maybe you've been thinkin' about your memoirs for years. One way or another, there is a story in you that merits telling, preserving and celebrating. I have been writing for years - magazines and newspapers essays, blog, newsletters, market texts - but the recent writing of my memoirs is different from anyone else I have written.
In contrast to a blogs entry, where I have to get to the point quickly, I can take my own free moment and try to tell the whole story. The memoirs are my hidden story of my romance, in which I can get into another realm in the early morning when my wife and daughter are sleeping.
Memoirs are a magic mix of remembrance and imagination, practicability and ridicule, an astonishing and stimulating combination of words. Before I could plunge into this magic word environment, however, I had to overcome some great difficulties that seriously held me back.
I' m dividing them up here, in case you face them too, whether you're writing a memorandum or just trying to open more and tell the rest of the day your truths. Overcome the fact that your story isn't even fit to be told. I would have gobbled it up if my story were already available in pocket.
It' a story I long for to be in the whole wide oceans, and there's nothing like it. You want your story to be out there, you have to part it. Challenging experience shapes who we are as humans, and the humans who are challenging us in our lives often become our greatest masters.
Don't let their views influence your own futures and don't stop them from sharing your story. Don't think you have to tell the whole story. You don't have to start at the time of your baby's birthday and go on from there. Indeed, the term "memoir" is deduced from the mind, and yours can be any remembrance you need to allotate.
I would like to recall the last 6 month of my lifetime - a small piece in my 40 years, but a period of so much personality change that I never want to overlook it. Think about the fact that you have to go to a remote hut in the forest to spend several month sitting and writing.
I got most of my own idea when I was in either the tub or Pilates and I had to hurry, sometimes drenched, to find a place to put it down. Very few humans have the luxuries of fleeing to the forest to do an extensive writers' retreat, but if you immerse yourself in writing your story, it will find a way out.
You' ll probably find that your story will be writing to you instead of the other way around. I suggest in Scripture and in general I often return to this quote by Toni Morrison. And, above all, when it comes to dividing your story, you do it primarily for yourself. Typing (or just sharing) your story should be enjoyable.
While it' reassuring to get my first readers' comments that my text is compelling, inspirational and fun, I really write it for myself and have a great quality of life. There' s nothing better than the satisfaction of me transforming the noises in my mind into words that make up a great story.
But there is always uncertainty: Who knows what will become of your or my memoirs?