Here’s Two Minutes from Write Your Story
Everyone Has A Story, Even You!
Every person I meet has a story to tell, a book just waiting to be written down. If you think about the things that stand the test of time, the written word is at the top of the list. Whether it was written on stone tablets, parchment, with pen and ink, notebook paper, with a typewriter or computer, the written word leaves a legacy.
A video tape is nice. An audio recording is good, but those formats go out of style. A book gets reprinted and updated. A book is something your great-great-great grandchildren can read. It’s a way for you to share what you’ve learned in life with those who come after you.
Your Story Is God’s Idea
I also believe writing your story is not just a good idea, I think it was God’s desire or you from the moment you were born. “You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day passed.” Psalm 139:16 NLT
Your book is already written. All you have to do is tap into God’s insight into your life. How would He write your story? What would be the main element He would emphasize? What would He want the main purpose of your story to be?
I’m a writer and always have been. For more than 30 years I wrote articles for newspapers, magazines and publications. When print journalism pretty well dried up I felt like my purpose had been shelved.
I’ve always wanted to write a book. I would ask God what book to write and I never could figure it out. It was in 2013 after being on my weight loss journey for almost 10 years, I felt God tap me on the shoulder and say, “Now it’s time to write your book.”
And I saw the book and I knew exactly how to write it. It was a emotional moment for me. I tell more about this story in the workshop. Suffice it to say I was on a mission. It wasn’t easy. I stopped many times. I scrapped many pages. In mid March 2013 I started writing and finished the first draft June 1, 2013. It was published Oct. 23, 2013. Sweet Grace is now the #1 Christian Weight Loss Memoir on Amazon.
From that experience I know this, God must be involved in your story or book. It must be as much His idea as it is yours. And if He wants it written, there is no stopping it from happening.
I presented Write Your Story for a group at C2 Church in Columbia, MO. I did so because many had asked me to share with them how to write their story. I knew I would record it and make it available to my friends who I know God is calling to write their stories. I did it because I’m passionate about your story. I want you to share what God has done in your life.
It was a three-hour workshop with breakout sessions for small group work. We included only the teaching and large group discussion in this video, however we give questions for the small group work.
You will be instructed to pause the video and complete these exercises. You may want to do it then or come back to that part. This works great for use with a small group of people or on your own.
Write Your Story Includes:
- 90-minute video
- Workbook Download
- Workbook Questions On the WYS Workshop Page
- Small Group Exercises
- Next Steps
The Final Outcome
After completing this workshop, you should have a good idea about how to write your story. If you go through the workshop exercises you could have your story written following the steps outlined.
As we mention in the workshop, only YOU can write your story. Others can edit, fix punctuation, spelling, grammar, help you establish scenes and flesh out characters, but if this is a story you lived, the first step to getting it published is to start writing.
As you know producing a video is not easy. However, I wanted to provide this information to you for the lowest cost possible. The workshop would easily be worth over $500. But it didn’t make sense to me to charge you that.
Since, I’m as excited as you are about your story, I’ve priced this workshop at less than 10% of the value. You will have access to this information when you get your member login. It will be there until Jesus comes back and probably beyond!