Story Prompt Cards
Provocative Story Prompts
“My Life in Paragraphs” is a story prompt card deck loaded with great questions to ask. I created the card deck to use alone or as an accompanyment to the “My Life In Paragraphs” courses.
The cards serve well to spark the stories which have brought meaning, learning, and purpose to your life. The goal of the cards is to assist you in telling your personal stories and, as a by-product, possibly help you create deeper connections with the people you choose to share your stories with.
The deck is as a wonderful gift, and is a perfect conversation starter for loved ones, colleagues, or anyone you’d like to know on a deeper level. Bring it along to traditional gatherings, such as Thanksgiving, and engage with your people in a unique and interesting way.
There are 52 questions, broken out into four themes. Note the icon at the top of the card to discern its theme:
Earth — Grounding/Values
Air — Hopes/Dreams
Fire — Passions/Motivations
Water — Emotions
Document your most valuable stories by allowing these questions to inspire you. These prompts serve as an elegant tool that will help you deeply connect with yourself, and the people you hold most dear.
We all have lives filled with great stories, and by recording them we come closer to ourselves, to where we have been, where we are, and where we are going.
My friend Elizabeth, whom I recorded a personal video legacy with in 2012, decided to further expand her collection of stories. After our sessions, she embarked on a journey she called, “My Life In Paragraphs” to tell more stories, beyond the ones we’d already captured. I loved this phrase she coined so much, I asked her if I could use it in my work.
In my story-work I preferr to focus on spoken word storytelling. Not everyone enjoys (or is good at) writing, and many of those people are wonderful storytellers. I help people document their personal stories in the best format for them. These legacy questions do work wonderfully as writing prompts. I often suggest making bullet points to remind you of your story’s outline and then record yourself on audio or video, using your smartphone.
You might consider using my video storytelling app StoryCatcher®, and create a collection videos telling about your experiences, lessons, values, and hopes, all drawn upon using these story prompts.
Share when you’re inspired to. Start by creating a little collection, and allow it to grow into a big one! Do it on your own or consult a professional for help and guidance. My storytelling courses are perfect for this.
Exploring your personal stories is one of the greatest gifts you will ever give yourself.
I promise you that.
Provocative Story Prompts
“My Life in Paragraphs” cards serve well as stand alone prompts to spark the stories that have brought meaning, learning, and purpose to your life. The goal of the cards is to inspire you to tell your personal stories. If you’re wanting to go deeper, the “My Life in Paragraphs” courses are the perfect compliment to these provocative questions.
Live & Online Retreats
Join me in engaging retreat experiences to discover your personal stories, one paragraph at a time. Learn more about My Life in Paragraphs.
Get StoryCatcher® on The Apple App Store
Easily create personal video stories. Once you’ve crafted a story, use StoryCatcher® app to record and share it. Your privacy is number one – once you download the app, you have 100% control over your media and data. My business partner and I co-created this app to help people like you share stories.