Know your story. You’ve lived it. It’s real. It’s important.
Tell and live the story in such a way that the readers/listeners/onlookers can understand and relate.
Imagery and metaphor. Use both when you are telling your story. I want to feel like I’m there and I want to picture it in my mind.
The story and your life itself has a point, a focus, a driving force. What is yours? Where are you headed? Is it worth telling to someone?
A good storyteller/story-liver loves his or her story because he or she believes in it and it’s a part of who they are.
A good storyteller/story-liver knows that all of the events, situations, and circumstances of life, whether good, bad, or ugly, are there for a purpose and are pointing toward something coming. Where is yours pointing?
A good storytellers/story-liver realizes the story isn’t just about them.
The best kinds of stories are messy and redemptive, dirty and hopeful, complex and compelling.
What kind of story are you telling? Are you living a story that invites others into it, that is compelling and inspiring; one that gives real hope?
I think we have the opportunity and the gift from God to live a story that has the most grace, the most potency, and the most redemptive and hopeful power of anything that could ever be told.
And it’s worth living. Some stories aren’t.