Friday, June 10, 2005
Writing Op - God Size Stories
Has God done something extraordinary in your life, or in the life of someone you know?
Story Guidelines from God Size Story Website
Guidelines Link: http://www.godsize.com/StoryGuidelines.aspx
Most of our success is due to writers like you who share the wonderful stories of God's work in their lives.
We hope you are basking in God's goodness and having a bunch of Godsize stories that you just dont know what to do with. Anyone of any age is welcome to submit thier Godsize story.
Ingredients for A Great Godsize Story
Godsize stories are true stories that have a beginning, middle and an ending. Quite often they close with a punch, creating emotion rather than simply talking about it. Godsize stories have that extra that makes us all feel more hopeful, more connected, more thankful, more passionate and better about life with God and others. It is a story that causes tears, laughter, goose bumps or any combination of these. A good Godsize story covers the range of human emotions.
Godsize stories are inspirational, true stories about God's intervention in the lives of ordinary people. These stories touch the souls of the readers and inspire them to trust and believe in the goodness and greatness of God for themselves. Godsize stories are personal and often filled with emotion, drama, and vivid images. They are filled with vivid images created by using the five senses. In some stories, the readers feel that they are actually in the scene with the people.
What makes Godsize stories different than Chicken Soup stories? Godsize Stories are about situations in which God intervenes. They are about God doing extraordinary things in the lives of ordinary people, not just about people doing extraordinary things. If your story is not about God's intervention, it may not fit our books. We are looking for stories filled with drama and emotion that move hearts and build faith in a God that does amazing things.
Posted by Louise Bergmann DuMont at 8:35 AM