The The 31-Day Food Revolution
Story Submission Invitation
From the Author, Ocean Robbins
Hello, fellow healthy-food-lovers!
I’m writing a book called The 31-Day Food Revolution, and I’d like to invite you to be a part of it. The heart of the book is a series of action steps readers can take to apply the food revolution in their lives, and I want to include stories of people who have successfully done these things. Some could be profound stories of transformation, others may be simple and tangible.
If you have a story (or a bunch of stories!), please share with me! Submissions must be received by October 3rd, 2017, in order to be considered for inclusion.
Once you proceed to the next page, you’ll find an overview of the book’s table of contents and a description of the specific kind of story I need to tie in with each chapter. You can submit stories for as many chapters as you like. If one or more of your stories ends up being used in the book, you will be named in the acknowledgments and receive a free copy of the book upon publication.
The stories should be between 100-500 words and should follow a similar trajectory, touching on these points:
- What was the situation before the action? What struggles or hardships were you facing?
- What motivated you to make a change?
- What did you do to make a change? Was it easy or difficult? If it was hard, what was hard about it, and what gave you the strength to persevere?
- What changed after you completed the action? If your health or life were improved, tell us how, and also, what did those improvements enable you to do or experience?
Key elements of a good story:
- 500 words or less.
- Specific, relevant details. What are the details that will bring your story to life? This includes sharing your feelings about the before and after, if you wish to.
- Directly on point. I’m looking for stories that clearly relate to the themes of the chapters in the book. Make sure to read through the list of chapters on the next page, and then consider stories of the real things you’ve done, or choices you’ve made, that clearly relate to one or more of them. There will be one story per chapter, and that story should focus on the point of that chapter.
- For example, if you were struggling with diabetes and afraid of losing a leg, say so! If you experienced a breakthrough that let you dance at your grandson’s wedding, and this was something you never would have imagined you’d be able to do, say so!
We recommend you compose your story in a word processor (like Microsoft Word, etc.) and then paste it into the story submission box once it’s complete.
Stories must be submitted by October 3rd in order to be considered for inclusion in this book.