What Makes a Story
ArtWalk stories are about artifacts that can be seen or experienced and fulfill the criteria below.
- A beginning, a middle, and an end
- Explores human endeavors and what it takes to achieve them
- Has potential to change how users think and feel about what they see
- Ends on a thoughtful note and inspires the reader to further think about what they just saw
- The subject of the story stands the test of time
- The subject of the story has made a difference to the city
- Why did it matter then?
- Why does it matter now?
- The story contains unexpected, interesting turns and connections between people, places, and things
- The story does not promote a commercial proposition – it’s not an ad or a product placement
Create a flow
- Give some context to the story geographically, temporally, socially
- Introduce the people involved. Explain the challenge they faced. What happened and how was it resolved?
Sights vs. Tidbits
We distinguish between two types of stories: sights and tidbits. Sights are location specific whereas tidbits are not location specific. They could be about an abstract concept, a neighborhood in general, a person or anything else that doesn’t have a specific location.
You agree to the following:
- You followed the guidelines
- There is no guarantee that your article will be accepted
- We might give you editorial feedback
- If your story is accepted we will credit you with name & link
- This is your original content
- You didn’t plagiarize content
- We are not responsible for your content
- You allow us to use it online and in our app