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Welcome to my story ideas blog. Here you will find tips that will help you write stories, books, and articles that create an emotional experience for your readers and help you sell your ideas, products, and services.
                   --Lee Pound


Day 2 - Life Changing Events

I decided to write this story (365 Stories in a Year blog) last night, late, while editing the Adapt or Perish book I am writing with a group of colleagues.

The idea came from a quick look at turning points in my life. You can find a lot of story ideas by looking at these same turning points in your own life.

I picked this one because it is very dramatic. Again, it follows the basic story structure but this time it is a true story with a strong lesson and call to action.

As with any true story, once I had the idea, my only task was to render what happened in story form. Watch for these items:

  • A title that intrigues
  • A first line that asks but does not answer a story question
  • Several interesting characters
  • A problem
  • How the problem was overcome
  • A lesson
  • A call to action

That’s it for today. If you haven’t read the story, click the 365 Stories link on the left.

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