Joy in Solitude

A friend of mine, Abbie Reese, is finishing a portion of a nearly decade-long project with some cloistered nuns who live in Rockford, Illinois, a small industrial city in America’s heartland.
She’s already created an art exhibit featuring photos accompanied by audio of the nuns commentary.
Her book, Dedicated to God, was published by Oxford University Press earlier this year.
Now she’s launched an Indiegogo fundraising campaign so she can have the video edited into a feature length film, Chosen (Custody of the Eyes).
Her work is interesting on its face, since so few people get to move behind the walls of the cloister. But she’s also combined a variety of techniques to tell the story of the Poor Clare Colettines.
Her video, which is both introduction to her project and request for help, differs from yesterday’s, which was more pure-storytelling.
How might you borrow some of Abbie’s methods to develop your stories? And to market them?

Published by sharon

award-winning writer, editor

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