Hello there, fellow wanderer of the internet! Say, have you heard about that neat event in the blog down the street? Well, pull up a chair and I’ll tell you all about it…
Last year, Alex of the delightful blog Valourborn came up with a lovely idea called ‘Your Story.’ The blog is in constant exploration of great heroic tales of fantasy and fiction, but for this section of the blog, she called for real stories, inviting people to share some aspect of their own personal adventure in whatever way seemed best to them.
I loved this feature. You can take a look at some of the stories Here if you’re curious. The stories were just so honest and from the heart, and I absolutely loved seeing these glimpses into other lives.
And here’s the best part: she’s doing it again this year. Right now, actually! She put a call out for stories with a deadline at the end of September, so if you have a story that you want to tell, you still have plenty of time to get those words down.
She’s expanding the rules a little, allowing for two categories: one for memoir pieces, and one for fiction pieces that explore some aspect of yourself through other characters. I am so very excited to see what people come up with this year!
I think what I love most about the Your Story project is how honest it is. There’s something very brave about putting a piece of yourself on the internet like that, and seeing those stories all collected together is really inspiring. And I also love that it’s not about competition or anything like that; we’re just sharing stories for the sake of sharing stories, and I love that.
So, if you’re interested in contributing to the project (and I hope many of you do!) Here is a link to the official instructions. I’m very much looking forward to what the second year of Your Story will bring.