By Lynda Shadbolt
Thanks for coming to this page to get inspired to write or tell your story about the goodness that is around you in these times of COVID-19. You can do this! Your story matters and might just help someone! Stories will be collected from now until the spring solstice (March 20, 2021).
To get your story started:
- Everyone has a different process for getting inspired. Story ideas come to people in different ways. Some get them while having a shower. Some get them in a conversation with a friend. We are all different. Some things you might want to do to turn on your creative juices are…
- Go for a walk
- Look out the window
- Talk to a friend
- Read something that inspires you
- Meditate or do some tai chi or qigong or yoga
- Have a shower
- Watch something funny on tv
- Pay attention to what is going on around you….. Be a quiet observer
- Hae a cup of tea
- Finish one or more of these sentences:
- I look out the window and I see…
- My neighbour…
- I am happiest when…
- I never thought I would…
- I am so grateful for…
- It was such a surprise when…
- I was in awe …
- I was having such a hard time when…
2. Collect your story ideas… again, we all collect differently. Possibilities include:
- Write them on a Post It note and stick it on your fridge
- Jot ideas down in your journal or on a pad of paper
- Tell someone your story
- Do anything that helps you collect your ideas!
- There are no rules! Be wild… trust yourself.
3. Pick a story that you want to tell
- We are all storytellers!
- We all have our unique perspectives about what is going on.
- Readers love to learn about the author and what is important to them.
- You can do it! Remember it’s the little things that we are telling or writing about.
- You never may know how your story touches someone and helps them get through a day.
4. Write your story down or record it
- Some people prefer to hand write, and others use computers
- Some prefer to tell the story and record it, or have someone else right it down for them
- It doesn’t have to be perfect
- It has to be from the heart….
- Do what works for you
5. Send your story to Lynda Shadbolt
Text (recorded stories)
6. Encourage you friends, family members, co-workers, community members to tell their story!
Thanks so much for supporting this project. If you have questions please contact Lynda Shadbolt at 705-854-0196 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.