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By Chris Benguhe
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It’s time for America to tell its own story.
 
The Writing Your Life Project will be the inspiring and nation-changing book that comes from a groundbreaking cross country journey helping real Americans tell their compelling stories of self-discovery, empowerment and accomplishment.
 
Every single one of us has an important story to tell.
 
Our media today is saturated with sensational tales of fame and fortune. But the everyday stories of hardworking hopeful Americans who are living the real American dream by making their lives meaningful through their faith, families, friends, and communities are lost. Or at best, grazed over and trivialized. The result is that people in this country feel marginalized and unimportant as if their lives aren’t as meaningful as those “special people” they see on TV and in the news.
 
The Writing Your Life Project’s goal will be to transform the way we look at life and empower everyday people to see how important their lives are and how telling their stories can inspire so many others and then to collect and illustrate those stories in a series of socially transformative books.
 
Helping Americans Find Their Stories and Find Their Lives. 
 
The Writing Your Life Project: American Stories will be a collection of stories by everyday people telling their extraordinary stories. It’s the farmer who has successfully turned a failing farm into a thriving organic and sustainable future for himself, his community and his nation. Or it could be the aspiring clothing designer who competes in a dog-eat-dog fashion industry for a line and shop of their own. Maybe it’s the mother of five children working tirelessly to strengthen, educate and empower her family to live happy and productive lives against the tide of violence, drugs and greed. The Writing Your Life Project: American Stories will highlight all those Americans who fly underneath the radar of the mainstream media, inspiring readers to realize that though we may be reaching for different goals we are all apart of the American Dream.
 
We will educate and empower potential storytellers from coast to coast through a free inspirational and education seminar in ten major cities and online.
 
Each attendee will learn how to examine the arc of their lives, just as a writer sees a story – with a beginning, a middle and end that are brought about by the personalities and actions of the characters and dramatic secrets to writing a good story –structure, purpose and knowing your characters’ motivations – are also amazingly the key to understanding life.  The Writing Your Life Project will help thousands from coast to coast do both: to see and write their life story with purpose and intention.
 

Then we will pick 50 storytellers to include in The Writing Your Life Project: American Stories. We will personally work closely with each of these 50 new authors to refine and edit their stories.

To learn more about The Humanity Projects and The Writing Your Life Project, visit our website.

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    Invite to attend or listen in on one of the “Writing Your Life” seminars teaching how to write your personal story with the publisher of the book, Chris Benguhe.

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    Get published in the “Write Your Life” book with your personal Lifestyle Logline - a 20-word sentence about yourself, your life goals, your personal mantra, etc. These will be place into a special chapter called the “Diversity Chapter.” Also receive a copy of the book.

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    Receive an autographed copy of the first galley, guaranteed to be a collector’s item.

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    VIP Book Package. Receive an autographed copy of the book by the publisher, Chris Benguhe along with an invite to the book launch where you can meet Chris personally along with select members of the media .

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    Become part of the story. Write your life into the book. You will automatically be become one of the featured writers invited to write your story in the 1st edition of the “Writing Your Life” series. This will include free attendance to the “Writing Your Life” seminars directed by the publisher, teaching you how to write your story”. You will also receive five copies of the book once published plus you will be invited to attend the book launch party with all the other writers and select members of the media

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    The Corporate Website Sponsor. Have your company sponsor our website with a $2,000 pledge and receive free advertising on “thewritingyourlifeproject.com” website for one month.

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    The C-Spot. If you are a C-Level Executive of your company and want to tell the world how you got to where you are, pledging $2,500 allows you to get your story published. You’ll receive free attendance to the “Write Your Life” seminars directed by Chris Benguhe, teaching you how to tell your rise to success, allowing you the opportunity to give insight to other rising entrepreneurs. This will be limited to 1 pledge and yours will be the only C-Level story in the book. Your company will also receive one month of free sponsorship advertising on the “thewritingyourlifeproject.com” website.

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