The Power of a Story: An Outreach Update

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The Power of a Story: An Outreach Update By Monique Calderon   What if I told you that every circumstance—every single thing that has ever happened to you—could be used for good? Would you believe me? I know life isn’t all rainbows and laughter; I know it’s a journey paved with anguish, hurt and feelings of abandonment. But nothing is …

Your Story Matters, But it Doesn’t Define You

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Your Story Matters, But it Doesn’t Define You   I still remember the first time I was getting ready to share my story in a church setting.  Just as the congregation was getting ready to trickle in, a woman looked at me and said, “Are you sure you want to do this? People will never look at you the same …

How to Write a Memoir Part 4: Keeping the Reader Engaged

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How to Write a Book Part 4:  Keeping the Reader Engaged I have written thousands of pages of material intended to be a part of my memoir.  Most of it was pretty terrible. My friend Ashley Abercrombie would take a bullet for me.  That is the kind of friend she is.  That is also the reason that she is the …