- Identify story ideas from your own experiences
- Create a Content Map for your story
- Evaluate your story for purpose and audience
- Create a draft of a story
- Edit your story to make it have the maximum impact for your audience
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The Power of a Story, Part 1
Whether you are a writer or a speaker, the ability to craft stories that create life-change and lasting impressions is important.
The Power of a Story, Part 2
Whether you are a writer or a speaker, the ability to craft stories that create life-change and lasting impressions is important. Effective storytelling is not only one of the oldest tools of communication, it is also one of the most powerful!
Conversation with Sheila Walsh
This lesson is a conversation with the multi-talented Sheila Walsh. Contemporary Christian singer, co-host of the 700 Club, author, speaker and Bible teacher, Sheila has ministered to millions over the years. There’s so much we can learn from Sheila, but we’ve invited her to share more of her personal story on facing the darkness of depression while being a public figure.
Storytelling on the Page and the Stage, Part 1
Part 1 of Liz Curtis Higgs’ session from She Speaks. Original stories make our messages memorable, creating space in the hearts of our readers and audiences where God’s truth can sink in and grow. Even short, real-life experiences need structure to make them stick, and longer stories require careful planning to create maximum impact.
Storytelling on the Page and the Stage, Part 2
Continued from Part 1, this is Part 2 of Liz Curtis Higgs’ session from She Speaks. Original stories make our messages memorable, creating space in the hearts of our readers and audiences where God’s truth can sink in and grow. Even short, real-life experiences need structure to make them stick, and longer stories require careful planning to create maximum impact.
Pain, Peace and Purpose
As writers, we will most likely be faced with telling our story. As much as we like to share the parts of our story that are joyful, most likely we all have part of our story that involves pain that leads to hope. This teaching unpacks the three ways to know when it’s time to speak or write about the painful portions of our journey.
The Recipe for Great Writing
Writers want their words to impact lives, so like any great chef, a writer will include a few special ingredients to add distinguishable flavor for a memorable experience. That’s what writers want to give their readers — something to remember, whether it’s a story that uplifts, a truth that transforms, or a message that heals. In this teaching, Denise Hughes will discuss the six ingredients inherent in all great writing.
How to Tell Your Story
In this teaching, you’ll hear some tips from Lysa TerKeurst on how to effectively capture and transfer your experience so your readers experience transformation.
Conversation with Julie Barnhill
Today we welcome Julie Barnhill as our guest. Julie is the author of 11 books and an international speaker. She’s well-known for her humorous take on parenting, but has also written on general faith and finance topics.
Getting Your Story on Paper, Part 1
Every believer has a story, but how do we tell our stories in a way that will stand out from the crowd and spark a burning desire for God in the reader’s heart? And how do we gain the confidence to do so?
Getting Your Story on Paper, Part 2
In the Part 1 teaching of Getting Your Story on Paper, Tracie Miles shared why we are all called to tell our stories, why we don’t share them, and some do’s and don’ts of storytelling.
How Much is Too Much: Sharing Just Enough of Your Story
Have you ever wondered what to include in the story of your life? How do you write about your child/dad/husband without offending them or making everyone mad? When should you publicly testify to what God has done in your life? In this lesson, Cindy Bultema shares how to concisely present your story in a way that will positively impact your listeners.
How to Write Your Memoir in Eight Simple Steps
Are you interested in telling your story? Have an inspirational message to share through events in your life? Want to show others the incredible work God has done in your life? Author KariAnne Wood shows you how with “How to Write a Memoir in Eight Simple Steps.”