Let's Write a Book Together

I have an idea. Let's create something together. A story that connects our voices. One line at a time.

Here's how it works.

Send me one original sentence or picture (doodle, drawing, etc.) created by you. I will use each piece and weave them together, creating a story that is about all of us. Each story will have a different theme and eventually there will be collection of community stories. The end result will be true community connection.

 

Each story will be published and anyone who contributed will be recognized as an author or artist. As a contributor, you'll be first to know when it's finished and you'll receive the opportunity to purchase the book at a discounted rate.

The ground rules:

  • no swears or adult content (hey, I like swears too but I'd like to keep this open for kids to participate)

  • no hate speech

  • follow the theme in whatever that means to you - it's best if you don't use the theme word but instead capture its essence

  • artwork needs to be sent by email in a high quality image file openskystories@gmail.com

  • include your name as you'd like to be recognized (first name or anonymous is totally fine)

  • include the City and Country where you currently reside - there will be a map to demonstrate how far we've connected

  • include an email address so that I can let you know when the book is ready.

Update!

The first book of the Connected Stories Project series, is in the writing phase. 

Thanks to the over 100 contributors from 11 different countries!

Keep an eye on this page and on Instagram for updates as the book takes form.

Connected Stories Project Grief

For the longest time, I felt like I knew grief better than anyone else. I was immersed in it. It belonged to me.

 

But somewhere along my journey, I learned that the way that I was experiencing grief was not the only, nor the best way. Oh yeah, I thought there was a ‘best’ way to experience grief.

That’s why I chose grief as the theme for my second Connected Stories Project book. We all have or will experience significant grief at some point in our lives. There will be similarities in our experiences but also differences.

What does grief mean to you? Tell me in one sentence. I will weave all of the the sentences together to create one story. The deadline is December 31st, 2021.

Please be sure to let me know your name, as you’d like to be recognized, the city and country of your current residence and your email address so I can let you know when the book is available.

Complete the form below or email me with any questions.