If you love reading Guideposts stories, you might love writing them. Here's how we can help.
Posted in , Jan 25, 2018
Next to our houses of worship, libraries are the most important buildings in our communities. If you agree with me—and I think many of you do—you’ll love the story about the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, library system and how it partnered with Volunteers of America to serve the neediest members of the community.
I spent a lot of time in libraries growing up. In fact, my mom was our church’s librarian. Of course, this was back in the PG (pre-Google) era. Practically any bit of information could be found in the library. Searching was more laborious, but it seemed like more of an adventure too. I could get lost in the stacks of our public library. Years later, in graduate school, I made regular visits to the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library on the Yale campus, with its stunning translucent marble walls and an original copy of the Gutenberg Bible. The ambience lent the collection the hushed reverence it deserved.
"If we can get Guideposts inspirational stories into the hands of people who may not have a devotional life, they can share the true-life stories of how God works in the world. The joy of Guideposts is their free, donated magazines - they allow me to help all the people who I am called on to serve."
-Rob Carter, Nyack Hospital's Director of Pastoral Care
The greatest treasure I discovered within the hallowed walls of libraries was stories. Great stories. Wonderful stories that contained timeless truths. They were, above all, fun to read and always made me want to read more. What if I could one day write one?
I discovered that stories, at their working core, are information carefully structured to compel our attention. And there are teachable techniques to telling a great story, techniques we use every day at Guideposts. You say you love reading Guideposts stories? What if we could help you tell a great story, whether it’s an inspirational account of faith in action, a memoir to share with your family, a speech, a book, even a work of fiction?
Imagination and creativity inspire people to tell great stories. But these passions must be harnessed by craft. That is what we’ll teach you in our exciting new online video series, How to Tell a Great Story: The Essential Writing Course From the Editors of Guideposts. We share everything we know about powerful storytelling, step by step, in 12 modules you can enjoy at your own pace. You’ll get a digital workbook, quizzes, a certificate of completion—all with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
For a free sampling of the course and easy sign-up, click here. Start becoming a great storyteller today.