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Your success story should capture the results of your hard work. Your challenge will be to convey it in as few words as possible, and to make it exciting to read.

Good writing requires planning, that’s why we’ve structured the application to help you do just that – in two steps.

First, you’ll complete a Planning Worksheet that helps you pull together key facts and examples. Professional writers have a similar process.

Then, using that same Planning Worksheet you’ll move through an easy to use Authoring Application to complete your story. We’ll help you “fill in the blanks” and compose a story that is engaging, effective, and really portrays success!

As you complete the Authoring Application, the Planning Worksheet will be a helpful reference. You’ll save time and keep your writing focused and organized.

You’ll want to be thorough when completing the Planning Worksheet. You can download it, print it, and complete it by hand. Or, you can download it to your computer, fill in your information, and print it later. Either way, when you’re finished you will have all the information you need to begin the application.

Leave the Worksheet text in draft form. Don’t waste time polishing your writing…save that for when you actually use the Authoring Application.

After you finish the Worksheet, go to the ‘Write Your Stories’ page to begin the Success Stories’ Authoring Application.

Click here to start on the worksheet.

Welcome to Success Stories
What is a Success Story?
Writing Tools
Success Stories Library
Success Story Authoring Application