Don’t Let Your Story Go Unsaid

Don’t Let Your Story Go Unsaid

I write my stories

Stories churn in my brain. Demand to be written. And I don’t have peace until I get those words on paper and polished to the best of my ability.

The quote above, and other words Edie Melson writes and speaks, are golden. Encouraging. Motivational.

I’ve been working on a particular manuscript a long time. What’s taking so long? Life, job, a ton of research to make the story realistic, interviewing experts, learning the craft of writing, and striving to make the characters and storyline “unputdownable”. The list goes on, ad infinitum.

A very successful author friend of mine wants me to feel the accomplishment of finishing the books I’ve planned, and hopefully having them published. So he said, “Leave that story alone for a while and go write something else. You can come back to it later.”

I sighed. “There’s only one problem with that. This story won’t leave me alone.” Not For One. Single. Second.

So I continue the quest for the right words in the right order.

Other ways to tell stories

People tell their stories a thousand different ways. Singing, painting, quilting, baking, and woodworking, to name a few.

A great example is a friend of mine. Every time she says hello to a stranger, that person is her friend within five seconds. As an introvert, I’m awestruck by that wondrous ability. She exudes an overwhelming joy and compassion that writes on the hearts of others.

Tell your story

I need to hear the stories of others. To learn and grow. And be enlightened and enriched by their life experiences.

So tell your story. Write it on the hearts of others. In the unique way you were created to tell it.

Because every story left unsaid is a loss to all of us.

How do you tell your stories?

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Joni Vance is an award-winning author of fiction, essay, and poetry. She loves mystery, history, and how God reveals Himself every day.

 May God reveal the mystery of His love in your life story.

8 thoughts on “Don’t Let Your Story Go Unsaid

  1. I love your thoughts on writing our stories and the different ways we do that. You are an inspiration to others, to keep on going, no matter the obstacles. I think you may not realize, you just wrote a part of your story in this blog post. And, it was amazing and inspiring to us all:)

    • Thanks for your comments. I think everything we write, or say, or create actually reveals a bit of who we are. I appreciate your support!

  2. I have always loved hearing you talk about your feelings about writing. Hope life doesn’t get in the way too often because I want to read your book!

    • Thanks for your comments and support. Word by word and page by page. I’m plugging along. I appreciate your encouragement.

  3. I always enjoy learning about the writing process, and I appreciate the ways you have explained how you create and craft your stories. As an artist, I see so many scenes around me as the stories I want to put on paper or canvas. I see my paintings more as short stories or poems. Writing a novel is like painting the Sistine Chapel!

  4. Great post Joni. I don’t know that I can say “I have to get a certain story out of my head.” My writing motivation is more along the lines of “I’ve got to share the love of Jesus, and I love to do it through story.” You are a great encourager for many of us to work on those stories, no matter what drives us. Keep it up!

    • Thanks so much for sharing your motivation and thoughts. Your encouragement and support is appreciated as well.

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