Are you ready to inspire the world with your story…
…but there is something that keeps holding you back?
Maybe it’s the fear that your story is not unique or compelling enough? Maybe it’s the fear that you don’t have it all together and someone might see how imperfect you really are? Maybe it’s the fear that you just don’t have what it takes to share your story in a powerful way?
Whatever it is that has been holding you back — the 3 Powerful Pillars of Inspirational Storytelling are the key to unlock your storytelling confidence. When you use these pillars as your foundation, you’ll write stories that engage your reader from the very beginning and have her engaged all the way through to the end.
Inspirational Story Pillar #1: Share With Purpose
Have you ever heard someone tell a story and found yourself wondering, “Why is this person telling this story?” A great story without a purpose does not inspire. It might entertain at best or aggravate at worse, but it won’t make the impact you desire to make.
Before you write your story, ask yourself two questions:
- Why am I writing this story?
- Why does this person need or want to read it?
Inspirational Story Pillar #2: Focus on Your Reader
Your story is not for you! It might be about you, but it’s not for you.
So, why are you writing your story? I hope your answer is: to help make a difference in someone’s life.
Your focus then must be on your readers — the people you are called to serve.
There is only one reason your ideal reader will pick up your book — to see how you can help her overcome what she is struggling with right now. How your story relates to her is the only thing that will make her stick around to rad the end of your personal tale and decide that you are someone she trusts…and who, more importantly, understands her.
How do you make sure your story will resonate with your readers? Anser these two questions…
- What pain (struggles, challenges, obstacles) is your reader currently experiencing?
- What does your reader desire most?
Inspirational Story Pillar #3: Give your audience what matters.
Do you start your story from the day you were born and continue through your awkward middle school years? Most likely not. First, you need to create a plan, then you need to decide which details and how many details are warranted.
Learn to edit the details to avoid putting them into a boredom trance. You’re not fabricating anything, you’re simply picking and choosing wisely which details to share and which to keep locked up.
Bottom Line–You don’t have to be a natural-born storyteller to write great stories. Writing your inspirational story can be powerful when you focus on connecting with your reader with authenticity and purpose.
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