What’s a Story Worth?

More than money can buy.

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This Mother’s Day, Shelley gifted me a subscription to Storyworth because . . . everyone has a story worth sharing.

No more ‘manual’ style for a little while.

Storyworth is a year of storytelling via weekly prompts that arrive via email. I believe these are questions meant to stir up long-buried memories, unearth secrets long hidden, or perhaps promote the sharing of perspectives previously unknown with family, friends, and loved ones.

This was more than, and never meant to be, a last-minute gift idea. It’s heartfelt and thoughtful and I know Shelley pondered gifting me this for quite some time.

Perhaps all the stories I told her when we were out bushwalking in Carnarvon Gorge recently inspired her to stop thinking about it and just do it.

But Storyworth is more than just a subscription to an online tool. Storyworth collects and stores all those stories, every response to the weekly prompts and then at the end of the year preserves them in a beautifully bound book.

And . . . Voilà!

A memoir is easily created.

Wow! I’m all in.

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As Shelley and I explored and discussed exactly what it was that Storyworth offered, she insisted it was not to be separate from my blog, but rather complimentary to it and, therefore, the stories I share in Storyworth, I’ll also post, but with one proviso.

I won’t be sharing any stories I choose to include that have already been posted here on my blog. For example, I’ve already included a rewrite of My Mother’s Earring in response to a question regarding the strangest thing that has ever happened to me.

That aside, I’m excited and thrilled to be undertaking this year-long writing adventure and my first memoir story will publish tomorrow morning.

Author: Clare

Ever-expanding one star at a time, my cosmos is a galaxy of thoughts and creativity where you can find poetry, short stories, photography and so much more.

2 thoughts

  1. My Sweet Man’s son bought this for him a year and a half ago. Sweet Man loved writing each week. He told stories that many of us had never heard. We have his book displayed in both homes, and each family member has one as well.
    It’s wonderful, and I wish Storyworth were around for my father.
    Enjoy every minute as you answer the questions. Have fun!

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    1. That’s so lovely to hear, Miss Nancy. I’m delighted to think there will be a book at the end of the year and I know I will include many of the stories I’ve already posted on my blog. Some are simply too dear to my heart to not include them. And I’m pleased that multiple copies can be purchased.

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