Writing is powerful.
It allows us to process thoughts and emotions, to capture memories and moments in time, and it can help us to reflect and learn. It can also support our wellbeing, and to manage periods of uncertainty.
When The World Paused
The power of words was clearly demonstrated by our When The World Paused project which captured reflections on life during Covid-19. Over 100 people took part in 2020 and 2021, writing their thoughts, feelings, and ideas about living during a pandemic. The result was a blog: When the world paused – What a pandemic taught us about living (wordpress.com) and two books which were published to raise funds for NHS charities. When The World Paused (2 book series) Paperback edition (amazon.co.uk)
What the When The World Paused experience highlighted was the power of engaging through storytelling – especially during times of change. And it’s a path which has brought us now to engaging stories….
Front covers designed by Danielle Warman
1. engaging stories – for companies
By commissioning an engaging stories project, you can give people – staff, partners, stakeholders – a platform to tell their stories, in their own words. It could be about engaging your employees to give voice to your organisation, or it could be about capturing reflections on an activity or project. The outcome will be a permanent record – blog, or book, or both – that can be shared now and for years to come.
2. engaging stories – for charity
Just as we did with the When The World Paused series, and when an opportunity arises, we will capture stories as a way of supporting good causes. This could be through the theme or subject matter of the stories, or as a way to raise funds for a charity. We will promote opportunities for people to get involved and share their reflections in our charitable engaging stories projects through our website and social media channels.
And, we empower engaging stories through our fundamental principle:
You don’t have to be a writer to write.
It doesn’t matter whether you know your you’re from your your – we’re here for the technical stuff – what matters is your voice.
Want to find out more about engaging stories?