- Your Stories
We're collecting your stories, photos and films of yesterday to keep them alive for future generations
Tell Us your story! You don't have to be a historian or an accomplished writer - your stories make up our community's rich fabric.
Seven things that help writers keep a story interesting are: (adapted from A. Goodman)
- Who’s the protagonist? (Your grandfather? Your minister? Jack Knight or Carl Fisher?)
- What’s the hook? (Often this is how the protagonist was challenged...)
- What keeps it interesting? (Hurricane Andrew? Developer follies?)
- Where’s the conflict? (Did she or he have to make a tough decision? A fight? Built something?)
- Have you included telling details? (Was there a particular inspiration? a fire? a prayer? a landmark tree that turned the direction of events?)
- What’s the emotional hook? (Pure greed? Brave pioneer spirit? Don't leave it out...)
- Is the meaning clear? (Could a new Miamian follow the story and not have questions...)
In additions to words, you can add your personal photos and video (please only items you will certify are your own). To get started, write or paste your text below and attach a link to your blog post, YouTube video or Flickr photoset.
By submitting your stories about your experiences and the history of South Florida you'll be contributing to the community's understanding of itself and appreciation for our amazing and unique journeys.