Some of the people who read this blog are authors and bloggers.
Other people who read this blog have a closeted desire to write. They need a little push.
So, here’s a perfect opportunity for both kinds of people.
Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, an author friend, started a blog a year in advance of her next novel Bittersweet being published.
Bittersweet is about two friends, Mabel and Ev, and, among other things, examines how their friendship shapes and marks them. So Miranda created a website called FriendStories. She wants to help stimulate and collect stories about friends- specifically girlhood friends.
Did you have a best friend as a girl? Or maybe you had more than one, or maybe you only knew her for one summer. Whatever your story about this friend may be, consider publishing your own FriendStory by following the prompts here. And you can always email Miranda at friendstoriessubmission@gmail.
Here are the guidelines:
- less than 1000 words; it can be an essay, poem, or any other piece of nonfiction (even a comic!)
- about a girlhood friend (or friends- you can write more than one!)
- you can write about a moment in the friendship or about the friendship as a whole- the prompts page can help with this.
Here’s a final thought to remember:
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
Feel free to leave a comment below. I always love hearing from you. And have a very Happy Thanksgiving.
Hope you remember some FriendStories, tell them tomorrow, and WRITE them for Miranda’s blog.
I’m grateful for all of you!