2017 Living Now Book Awards: Bronze Medal Winner, Personal Growth—Self-Help
“A Story that Matters will have you beaming with inspiration and diving into your own first draft (finally). There’s nothing that changes the world like a great story, and A Story that Matters is the priceless blueprint to telling your own.”
No matter who you are, your story is a part of something big—the fabric of history and the human experience. Once written and shared, your story will change someone. And that someone is most likely you.
A Story that Matters offers an accessible and simplified way to get your stories written. Each chapter is divided into three sections: the first discusses memoir writing in the context of themes—motherhood, childhood, relationships, professional life, and spiritual journey; the second provides basic writing and editing prescription, with a focus on common beginner mistakes and roadblocks; and the third provides a sample story related to the life theme discussed in the first section of the chapter. Chock full of writing and editing lessons that focus on how to get a first draft written and how to craft the draft into a compelling story, A Story That Matters explores our ability to help, heal, and connect to others through story, reminding us of the greater need for a broader array of authentic voices in the story-sharing universe.
Author: Gina Carroll
Publication Date: May 2, 2017