FAQ

It can be a little scary to share your story, and it’s totally understandable to have a few questions about it all first; here are the ones I’ve been asked most frequently, but if you have any more, please ask!

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How long does it have to be?

As long or short as you want it to be – it is YOUR story, after all! So far,  I’ve received submissions in Word Doc form ranging from one to six pages long.

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I’m not a natural writer – is that a problem? 

Nope – as long as it’s written in English, it’ll be checked for spelling and grammatical errors before publishing.

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How do I actually write my story?

Most contributors so far have used the questions and prompts on the submission page – some have used only a few to get started and then wrote more freely, some have written in a Q&A format. Before publication, I’ll take out the questions and edit the answers into a more free flowing narrative. I’ll then send the edited version back to you for you to check over and approve before publication.

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But my story IS ordinary… there’s nothing special about me.

Bull. No one is ordinary. Everyone is special. Hopefully those questions and prompts will drag that out!

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The questions/prompts are kinda hard-hitting…

They are, and they’re gonna be uncomfortable to answer for a lot of people; they’re also designed to allow you to reflect honestly on that wonderful life of yours that you think is so boring and ordinary and uncover those extraordinary stories you have butied beneath the surface! Also, keep in mind, they’re just there as guides to get you going – you don’t have to answer them at all if there are other aspects of your story you’d rather talk about!

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What’s in it for me?

Other than connecting with other human beings on a deeper level than just “liking” their photos, sharing your unique story with the world and maybe helping someone else feel a little less alone in a world that tells us it won’t accept anything less than edited perfection?

We’re also more than happy to link your story back to your blog / Facebook account / Instagram account / eBook / business website 🙂

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What’s in it for you?

Other than connecting other human beings on a deeper level than just “liking” each other’s photos, enabling people to share their unique story with the world and maybe helping someone else feel a little less alone in a world that tells us it won’t accept anything less than edited perfection?

Not a thing. I put my own time into editing the stories and maintaining the website before ans after my Monday – Friday employment. I have no sponsorship and earn absolutely no money from this project. I’m doing it because the world is turning into a scary place full of fear and hate, and I can’t sit around and not do anything about it.

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I have a unique voice/writing style…

Great! The more diversity,  the better!

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Sounds great, but I’m very busy right now…

That’s cool, I’m hoping this project will stick around for a while, so when you do have time to write (a paragraph, a page, an essay), we’d love to hear from you!

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