“Every story I create, creates me. I write to create myself.”
– Octavia E. Butler
We all have a story to tell.
Perhaps you may think yours is too dark, or not very interesting, or has no value to anybody.
Or, you may think that your story needs to be told—that it will change minds, hearts…the world.
Wherever you find yourself along this path, I believe writing your story will first and foremost change YOU. Writing about your life—or a season that may have altered your trajectory—changes what you believe about yourself, and the main people in your story. Above all, it offers an opportunity for a fresh perspective and, ultimately, healing and redemption.
Writing the truth about who you are, and what you believe about your life so far, will lead you to a crossroads in your life. It is a chance to take stock of everything and evaluate where you find yourself in the present.
Perhaps no one else will ever read your story. That’s okay. The act of writing is the gift. What happens after that is largely out of your hands. If someone needs to read your story, they will.
The collection of articles in this section talks about why we write our stories, how they change us, and why they matter. You’ll find helpful tips on where to begin, and hear from others about how writing their own story changed their life.
If you are interested in writing your own story, check out my online course Write Your Story.