YOU DO HAVE A STORY TO TELL, BUT WHERE AND HOW DO YOU BEGIN?
Studies show that 82% of the population dreams of someday writing a book. Sadly, many people die with their story still inside them. The secret to getting started is simply beginning with what you have.
Ten years ago, author Debra Irene began telling stories about everyday life—the past and the present. In Someday I Will Write, Debra brings these stories together for readers to find hope along life’s journey and for writers to find strength in their writing quest. From a brief vignette or poem of 150 words to a dialogued short story of 2000 words, you will discover how different genres create powerful images in the mind of the reader.
Your stories and the topics will be different, but finding time to tell what is on your heart is the key. In this book, you will discover how to:
- tell your stories with passion and authenticity,
- finish your book amidst the distractions of life, and
- fulfill your dream and impact lives.
MAKE YOUR SOMEDAY TODAY!
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About the Author
Her third book published in 2019, Someday I Will Write, is a collection of stories written over time when there appeared to be no time for her to write. The stories illuminate both the blessings and the heart-wrenching elements of human relationships and everyday life. In this book, aspiring writers can follow her journey and be encouraged to find time to tell their own stories. Previous titles include Reflections (2011), a series of original vignettes about family, friends, and faith. Next, Helen's Heritage (2016) chronicles her mother's journey, a depression-era child born the youngest of sixteen children who was separated from her mother before her second birthday.
An Executive Assistant for an entrepreneur and philanthropist by day and a dedicated author by night, she writes evenings, weekends, and whenever slivers of time allow. She loves speaking to groups of various sizes, inspiring them to embrace the seasons of life, keep walking, and tell their stories. She is active on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Connect at DebraIrene.com.
The mother of three adult sons, Debra Irene lives in the metropolitan Kansas City area.
Table of Contents
Introduction: A Dream and a Miracle
Part One: A Time to Remember
Chapter 1: Apple Time
Chapter 2: A House, A Home
Chapter 3: Another House, Another Home
Chapter 4: The Tablet
Chapter 5: Aunt Elnora
Chapter 6: Happy Birthday, Daddy!
Chapter 7: Misunderstood Maggie
Chapter 8: The Two Who Remain
Chapter 9: Mother's Day
Chapter 10: The Babysitter's Babysitter's Reflection
Chapter 11: The Rooster Bowl
Chapter 12: The Wedding Day
Chapter 13: Throwback Birthday Thursday
Part Two: A Time to Hope and a Time for Faith
Chapter 14: Keep the Faith
Chapter 15: Barrels of Meaning
Chapter 16: To Be a Mother
Chapter 17: Resurrection Hope
Chapter 18: I Can Face Tomorrow
Chapter 19: Vignettes of Faith and Hope
Chapter 20: Till Death Do Us Part
Chapter 21: Dream On
Part Three: A Time for Family
Chapter 22: Just an Ordinary Day in June
Chapter 23: Hanging Over the Fence
Chapter 24: Different Times
Chapter 25: Karin's Prize
Chapter 26: Never Alone
Chapter 27: And That's My Daddy!
Chapter 28: Let It Snow
Chapter 29: The Cord
Chapter 30: Christmas Traditions
Chapter 31: Once a Bridesmaid
Chapter 32: And It Came to Pass
Chapter 33: Humbled
Part Four: A Time to Let Go
Chapter 34: Of Flags and Regret
Chapter 35: In Loving Memory of Sean Bradley
Chapter 36: Family Ties
Chapter 37: Reflection on Life
Chapter 38: A Blog of Emotions
Chapter 39: The Journey Home
Chapter 40: How Many Days?
Chapter 41: Seasons Change
Chapter 42: Beautiful Roses
Chapter 43: Oh Well Again
Chapter 44: Jump for Change
Part Five: A Time to Work and a Time to Play
Chapter 45: Oh, That Sweater
Chapter 46: The Way We Were
Chapter 47: The Way We Are
Chapter 48: Post Time
Chapter 49: Counselor
Chapter 50: The Dance, the Dress, the Dream
Chapter 51: Once Upon a Time
Chapter 52: So, You've Always Wanted to Learn How to Play Golf ...
Chapter 53: So, You've Always Wanted to Learn How to Play Golf, Part II
Chapter 54: Blue, Bosses, Beginnings
Chapter 55: Vacation Diary
Chapter 56: Dream It!
Chapter 57: A Night Out
Chapter 58: Earthly Treasures
Chapter 59: Just Breathe
Chapter 60: Days of Labor
Conclusion: Write On
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