Arrogantly, I thought I knew a thing or two about story-writing after typing 65,000 reckless words (for the manuscript of One Thousand Risks) and feeling all chipper inside at my colossal accomplishment.
Then, I hired an editor.
I’ve always liked stories because they remind me God is for me, and that I’m not so alone.
You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book? Then my enemies will turn back in the day when I call. This I know, that God is for me. — Psalm 56:8&9
We’ve all heard compelling stories, but have you ever considered what makes great stories, great?
I’ll spare you all the details of what I learned the hard way (like the ones that took me nearly six months to amend), except for just this one.
If you’ve ever thought about writing a book, typing an important email, presenting a powerpoint, or even sharing an engaging talk/sermon; this is the piece of advice I wish I would have had many years ago.
How to Tell a Story is the best piece of free advice for anyone desiring to grow in their written communication skills. Download the PDF here.
Thanks for being patient with me as I learn to share my stories to serve yours.
By the way, this one decision has helped me just about as much as Donald Miller’s PDF.
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