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Find Your Story Within Contest – Week 4

February 3, 2012

You can do anything you want to in a journal, like singing in your car or dancing alone in the kitchen.

If you’re intimidated by the idea of writing any kind of narrative, start by making lists in a journal. Lists bring organization to cluttered thoughts, clarity to murky emotions, and with clarity comes the possibility for growth and change.

Make a list of 10 things you know by heart.  All the state capitols? A nursery rhyme? Jump rope chant? A poem? Who taught you those things? Why? Allow a story about things imprinted on your heart and mind to flow towards you.

To enter, send an email to thestorywithinbook@gmail.com with your full name, email address and written entry. Week four entries are due on Wednesday, February 8, 2012. To learn more visit http://thestorywithin.net/writing_contest or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thestorywithin.

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2 Comments
  1. J.C. Elkin permalink

    Is there a word limit this week?

  2. The limit continues to be 250 words. It isn’t much but then poems also have to convey a lot of emotion, conflict and drama with very little in the way of text. I hope the exercise is inspiring and that it will be the beginning of something you can continue expanding on.

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