Did you know that StoryBold used to be called “Novel Masters”? That’s right! For more than a year, “Novel Masters” helped me build a vibrant writing community in Miami, host sold-out writing workshops, and coach very talented storytellers to get their books ready for publication. And now, I’m doing this SCARY and BOLD thing of stepping into a new name!
Whaaaat?! Why would I do this?! Well, the fact is, when I first launched Novel Masters, I had it in my mind that I would attract FICTION writers, people who wanted to turn their ideas into novels, in which the stories inside could not be mistaken for anything “real,” … hence the name.
But the more I worked with writers, the more I realized that I was attracting not only FICTION writers, but also writers of MEMOIR, HOW-TOS, and PERSONAL/PROFESSIONAL TRANSFORMATION! They came to me with ideas jumping out of their heads. “I want to do this,” they said. “When can we start?” My answer was, “Right now.” What did they have in common?
1) they want to turn a unique personal experience into a book-length story
2) they exhibit A LOT of courage by stepping into the #writinglife, by raising their hands and saying “Yes, I am a writer and I will tell my story.”. “Novel Masters” just wasn’t gonna cut it any longer! I needed something fresh, something that emphasized the importance of STORYTELLING, something … bold!
I reached out to Enid with @witchcraftbranding and we got to work. After I shared all of my ideas, my thoughts, my goals with her, she proposed four new brand names. StoryBold jumped out at me and I pointed to it on my laptop screen and said, “That one. StoryBold all the way!” It was so efficient at capturing who my writers are, why their work matters, and the energy behind our collaboration!
We as writers have to muster the courage to give our ideas a life outside our brains, to share a work-in-progress with a group, to accept guidance from a coach, to dedicate ourselves to craft, and ultimately release our stories into the world. Welcome to StoryBold. Welcome to the creativity, support, strength, and courage that will carry us all to the finish line. #storybold #wearestorybold #youarestorybold #craftyourstory