Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Carpool Diem

I am searching for heartfelt and inspirational stories about mother-daughter relationships, stories that share wisdom and teach important moral and life lessons, stories from which daughters and moms might derive hope and guidance after reading them.

What did you learn from this unique parent-child relationship, how it has changed over the years, how you two dealt with conflict, etc? The stories can be about good or bad times, as long as the result is something others can learn from. There are no format or length requirements.
For more information about submitting your story, please visit my website, http://www.gregoryelang.com/, and click the red corner on the home page, just beneath the “Projects” tab.

I’m also collecting photos of moms and daughters to display on this blog. If you’d like to submit one, please email it to greg.lang@mindspring.com.

If this is your first visit to my blog, please read the Frequently Asked Questions posted on March 20, 2008.

Now on to today’s post~

OMG – I just realized that by the time Linley gets her driving license (2 years from now) I will have been transporting girls to and from school for 20 consecutive years!

Today’s photo was submitted by Beth Jannery, Author of Simple Grace - Living a Meaningful Life. She is also a Life Strategist and Speaker. Website: http://www.bethjannery.com/,
Blog: http://www.bethjannery.blogspot.com/. Thanks Beth!

Stories are beginning to come in – thanks so much to the early responders. If I haven’t contacted all of those who have submitted a story, don’t worry, I will. I review each one follow-up with you to develop the story. We’ll chat soon. This leads me to a new FAQ:

I’m not paid? Aren’t I writing the story?
Well, not really. You are sharing with me a motivational story (you may write it yourself or tell it to me in a recorded telephone interview, your choice) and I am re-writing it (or transcribing it if you were interviewed) in my voice as the narrator. This allows me to weave my own mother-daughter stories (based on my observations within my family) together with yours. In other words, you are not one of many authors writing a chapter to a book but rather you are a storyteller whose story is combined with mine to illustrate a motivational tale. In some cases several stories are used in the same chapter to build on a theme. I will post another story from Daddy’s Little Girl tomorrow which I hope will illustrate my method of writing one story that was actually inspired by several.

Well, I guess that’s enough for today. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Now go out and hug somebody!

2 comments:

Bella said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. It would be a pleasure to contribute to your book. It looks to be a great idea and would be a lovely inspiration to many mothers. I will pull something together in the next week and send it off to you as soon I as I can. I am sure I have plenty to write about --with having 3 beautiful daughters.
Thank you for the honor.
Bella Komarek

beth said...

just had a chance to really look at your site. wow, what an inspiring blog. go moms! we sure do a lot (you dad's do too)