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Post Your Frontline Journal Angle + Questions

Weeping Willow

Warmest greetings!

This is a gentle reminder that if you would like peer and professional feedback, please post your story angles and questions for your upcoming assignment to THIS GROUP! I recommend sooner rather than later since your assignments are due SUNDAY, AUGUST 2ND.

Are you feeling nervous? Blank? Wondering where all your ideas went? That's okay! It is perfectly natural to feel some apprehension when writing a personal story like a Frontline Journal.

Just remember. You were chosen because you have a strong, unique, and powerful voice that has a vision for the way forward. Trust yourself and let the ideas and words flow. There is no "right" story angle. There is only perfection in whatever story decides to appear for you in this moment. And if that "perfect" story changes, that is okay, too. We are like the willow. We sway with the wind, in perfect harmony with nature.

Love,

Jennifer

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Dando's picture

Hi Jennifer, thanks, for

Hi Jennifer, thanks, for making us realize what we have within ourselves.

Now I know we can do it!

Love,

Dando

busayo's picture

you are cute

Hi Jennifer,
Thanks very much for your encouragement, we really needs it. I have been writing and tearing it for three days now but like you have said i know we can do it and we will do it. Thanks love for being there.

Hugs
Busayo

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
busobisaki@yahoo.com
womeninspirationcenter@gmail.com
http://womeninspirationce.wix.com/widcng

giftypearl.abenaab's picture

Busayo!

Busayo!,
i burst into a loving laughter reading your comments. You have been writing and tearing for three days? i have been cancelling plentyyyyyyyy!. everyday as well. Hmm, you should see my jotter. it is messed up like a child in primay one but hey, i am very confident that we will write the most beautiful frontline Journals ever.
We are strong, courageous and smart women! Yes we CAN.
I wish you my dear sister.
Keep sharing.
Love, Gifty

Gifty Pearl Abenaab
Founder
Greight Foundation
www.greightfoundation.org

jap21's picture

I love the willow tree image

Dear Jennifer,

What can we say? We are all lucky girls! Having you as our mother hen makes all the difference in the world. You will never know how much I needed to read what you just posted. It made me feel more confident, and moreover, it made me think about my writing from a different angle, so as to stop being afraid and down and begin posting, posting, posting, whatever comes to my mind.

My life has been aching lately, and if I weren't reading everyone's words, I would surely be more depressed. Knowing that you think this way has made my day.

Love you lots (love Jonah too, this little sweetheart of ours),

Jackie

PS. Everytime I want to remember how my babies were someday (such a loooooong time ago) I watch Jonah's video and my spirit is lifted again. My three kids are awesome, two are men already and lead their own lives, and my princess is such a sweetheart and companion, I love them just as they are, but I can't help mysefl: I fall in love with the memory of them being babies, over and over again. I have been a very, very happy mother blessed with the love of her little ones.

Jacqueline Patiño FundActiva
Tarija - Bolivia
South America
www.jap21.wordpress.com

olakitike's picture

I am BLANK

I have developed cold feet (fingers). I draw encouragement from reading the story angles here. I have been working on my short stories, one will be published soon, by Farafina magazine (they are a leading publishing house here, more like THE leading publishing house, I still can't believe it though I signed the contract today) will post the link here when its out.
I WILL start working on the journal today and probably post my story angle...
thank you all for being here, reading your angles help me to believe that I can!

JaniceW's picture

Fabulous news!!!

I am so excited for you that you are going to be featured in Farafina. I can't wait to read the story! Congratulations.

olakitike's picture

Thanks

Thanks Janice.

olutosin's picture

Congratulations!

My Dear,

This is good news, God bless you.

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
F Close
Festac Town
Lagos-Nigeria

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ma.chona lasaca's picture

some questions

Hello Jennifer! Its so wonderful of you to have the commitment and patience to work with us, all different and aspiring women writers under World Pulse.

This is maybe a little late,(since our questions should have been mailed yesterday) but my question with regards to making the front line story is that will I be using my own experience and perspective as my source of the story?

Is it okey if I also use other sources or make use of interviews and incorporate it in my story? I have read the compelling Kashmir story and the remaining two, these were written mostly from the perspectives of the writers who lived through the issues they are writing.

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