A word or three about stories from me, who has been writing since I was nine years old.
Those who would suggest that no one would be interested in your story, DO NOT know what they are talking about! Yes, that is what I wrote and that is what I meant.
Remember when at some point in your childhood you said to a parent or adult, “I’m bored…” And they may have replied, “Oh, you are boring?” And you corrected them and they repeated again, “You think you are boring?” No one need be boring. We certainly weren’t born bland. We are capable of great creativity which hopefully we don’t lose touch with as we “get educated.” WE WERE MEANT TO SELF-EXPRESS. We are gifted with language like no other species! May we all choose to exercise our right to self-express.
As offered in a recent post, I state that I am on “a Creative Writing Mission (be you writing for business or otherwise) : To get you to love doing your own writing and express yourself confidently and with authenticity and whole heart. Writing in this age of “the world being your oyster,” what will it take for you to chase out “for good” the disbelief that you can’t write as yourself and for yourself and attract GREAT readers and clients? ”
I invite you: Become a storyteller if you are not yet one. Once upon a time (at age five or so) you were. And while we didn’t always organize our thoughts well, we sure gave it our best to get our point across.
Do you want to get the Really Big Picture on effectively Self-Publishing and Self-Promotion? Perhaps a day on writing and developing YOU your brand, your blog, your book, through self-publishing, marketing, publicity and promotion which includes Networking between sessions, over lunch and ends with end of day Networking over Wine and Cheese.
Perhaps joining a Creative Mastermind to keep you motivated is what you need?
Or how about working with a writing coach to deeply explore and develop your unique voice and more importantly self-confidence and self-acceptance? Your authentic voice belongs in all your communications (business and personal).
You don’t need to write (or speak) EXACTLY like anyone other than yourself. The point is there are many voices, many readers, many listeners, many tribes. Identify yours and the people who need you will enjoy your stories.
My recommendation: Write as you to your audience and enjoy the adventure.
For although we may begin with the end in mind, it is equally important to enjoy the journey.