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Kilee Brookbank signing a copy of Beautiful Scars.

What Makes a Great Story?

What are your favorite kinds of stories to read, watch or listen to?

Classically, we’re taught about protagonists and antagonists, with a climactic third act followed by a resolution that ties everything together and satisfies our need for closure.

In reality, though, we all come to learn that our lives’ stories rarely follow the structure the ancients Greeks intended. Heroes and anti-heroes become less clear-cut, and the concept of closure often is replaced by uncertainty, resignation or the acceptance that an ongoing process might be more important (or more feasible) than a finite result.

The most compelling dramas, in this day and age, are less about a basic notion of good triumphing over evil and more about individual journeys paved with countless personal reckonings—some large and seemingly insurmountable, and some so small they appear inconsequential.

Those are the kinds of stories KiCam Projects wants to tell. We want to shine a light on the everyday person who becomes a hero to others by continuing to struggle against demons or challenges that can’t be overcome in a grandiose battle scene. We want to dispel the notion of the “average person” by highlighting the uniqueness of everyone’s personal story. And we want to remind the world that each of us has something special to give, something no one else can contribute in exactly the same way.

What’s your story? What have you been through and learned? How can you inform and inspire readers or viewers?

If you have a manuscript, script or synopsis, please send it, along with a cover letter, to submissions@kicamprojects.com for our team to review.

(Learn more about our submissions guidelines and process.)

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Welcome to KiCam Projects

Welcome to KiCam Projects!

We’re a publishing and production company that’s on a mission to change the world, one great story at a time.

Launched in late 2015, KiCam Projects is led by a small team that believes in the power of personal stories to inspire people and encourage them to grow, change and heal. We were moved by experiences in our own lives to create KiCam and use it as a platform to help others. Proceeds from all of our projects will go to non-profits and charitable organizations chosen by our collaborators, and we’ll focus on stories of recovery—whether from addiction, injury, illness or personal struggle.

On our site, you’ll be able to find out about our works in progress, submit manuscripts and ideas, and keep up with the growth of our company. Our first project, the book “Beautiful Scars,” will be published in May 2016, so be on the lookout for reviews and news about signings, interviews and events with our authors, Kilee Brookbank and Lori Highlander.

In the meantime, we invite you to stay in touch with us here at our site and through our social channels: Twitter and Facebook.  

Have questions or ideas? Do you know of someone whose story would fit with KiCam Projects’ mission? Shoot us an email and let us know more.

We look forward to connecting with you. There are so many incredible stories to tell and lives to change. Join us for the ride!