Your Story Matters
'Like a best friend giving you essential advice. I can’t wait to give this to every writer I know.' Candice Carty-Williams
Why do stories matter? I tell stories to make sense of the world as I see it. The world I have lived and experienced, read about and heard about, and what I want it to be. I tell stories to make sense of myself.
Nikesh Shukla, author, writing mentor and bestselling editor of The Good Immigrant, knows better than most the power that every unique voice has to create change. Whether it's a novel, personal essay, non-fiction work or short story – or even just the formless desire to write something – Your Story Matters will hone your skill and help you along the way.
This book includes exercises and prompts that will develop your idea, no matter what genre you're writing in. It is practical, to the point and focused on letting you figure out what you want to write, how you want to write and why this is the best use of your voice. Accessible and thought-provoking, Your Story Matters will inspire you to keep thinking about writing, even when you don't have the time to put pen to paper.
Like a best friend giving you essential advice. I can’t wait to give this to every writer I know.
Candice Carty-Williams, author of the award-winning Queenie
Nikesh’s wisdom and advice pushed me to keep writing when I was struggling. This book will be a must-have for anyone who does or wants to write.
Claire Ratinon, author of Unearthed
The skill and care with which Nikesh encourages authors to stand in their power and tell compelling stories is unmatched. A must read!
Liv Little, founder of gal-dem