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Drawing Out Personal Stories

This week as you are welcoming new members to the PulseWire community, I ask that you invite women to share their very personal stories on Land.

We are looking for submissions that have a personal and unique take on Land, not just descriptions of homelands and natural surroundings. The more personal the story, the better! While all of the submissions have been great, we are hoping to see more that tell a story based on individual experience and relationship. The more that we can convey this angle, the deeper we can go in drawing out stories on Land.

Thank you all for your encouragement and support of our community! It has been a joy to witness your nurturing words that plant the seeds of possibility.

Hugs,
Jade

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Mwierenga's picture

Example?

Hi Jade!
I am a little confused about your post. I feel like I have read some personal stories which makes me think I'm mis-understanding what we are hoping to see. Could you give an example maybe which could help me as I try to draw that out in others? Thank you!
Marlies

jadefrank's picture

Great question

Hi Marlies,

Thanks for the great question. The submissions we've gotten have all been amazing and most have been very personal. We just felt that perhaps we had worded the announcement in a way that was less suggestive of drawing out personal stories on Land and rather had emphasized stories that interpreted the physical meaning of Land or country. So in these last few days of the submission process we hope to focus our message on encouraging women to tell their own stories on their very personal experiences.

I think the important word to emphasize is personal so that new members get a better sense of how to approach the writing prompt. I hope I have somewhat answered your question. We are thrilled with what has come in so far and just to insure there is a broad base of submissions to select from for the magazine, we are looking for unique interpretations on Land and personal experiences that reflect the author's relationship to Land.

There is a good example listed in the program pages here: http://www.worldpulse.com/node/14352

You are doing such an incredible job of welcoming new members, encouraging them to submit to My Story, and supporting those members who have submitted. You are a PulseWire natural! Thank you!

Hugs,
Jade

Mwierenga's picture

Understand now.

Hi Jade,

I understand better now. Thank you for clarifying for me!
Marlies

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