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Published on May 23rd, 2015 | by Brett Harris

The Story Contest: Get Your Story Published in Do Hard Things

Has Do Hard Things impacted your life?

Now is your chance to tell your story and have it published on or even in the next edition of Do Hard Things!

I’m looking for the biggest, craziest things people have done after being inspired by our message, as well as stories of the smallest, quietest decisions to be faithful at home, at school, and in your community.

We will be posting dozens of entries on this website and I will select a handful of top entries for publication in the new paperback version of Do Hard Things (coming Spring 2016).

Get published and win awesome prizes

Everyone who submits a story will gain access to an online version of the Do Hard Things Conference DVD, theirs to watch, download, and share forever — even if their submission isn’t published.

Everyone selected for publication (whether on or in print) will be invited to a private online hangout with me (Brett Harris), as well as gaining access to the online conference DVD.

Those selected for publication in the paperback edition of Do Hard Things will receive free registration for the next semester of Do Hard Things University, plus both of the other prizes listed.

So, no matter how old you are or where you live or what you’ve done, if you believe Do Hard Things has changed your life for the good, I’m asking you to tell me your story.

Click here for detailed instructions on how to enter the contest.


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About the Author

is co-founder of and co-author of Do Hard Things, along with his twin brother, Alex. He is married to his best friend, Ana, who blogs at He is the founder of the Young Writers Workshop — an ongoing coaching program for serious writers.

  • One word:

    • Josiah J.

      LOL! Yes.

  • Ooh, this looks like a great contest! I have one question, though: even if we are Christians, does our “hard thing” have to be related to Christianity? The story I have in mind was a hard thing for me to do, but it doesn’t directly relate to Christianity.

    • Hey Ana! Nope, it doesn’t have to directly relate to Christianity.

  • Joyful joyful

    I had thought of submitting my story in an article to the Reb… now this!
    I am totally going to ask my Dad if I can do this!

  • I just submitted my story. *Phew*

    I really encourage everyone here to submit their story too! The more choices for Brett, the better!

    • MimeforJesus :)

      And what was your story about? #alwayscurious

  • Oooh I want to get this book when it comes out! :)

    • Me too!

    • Josiah J.

      Count me in.

    • MimeforJesus :)

      Me three!

  • Rvy Louis Tan

    Just sent my email 😊

  • Liam

    I would do this, but I don’t have anything amazing to share. I’m still working on my hard things. I’ll most likely have something to tell after fall. But even then I don’t know if I would want to share it. :/

  • Haylie

    How exciting! I hope i get to send something in. I’m not a brilliant writer, and honestly i haven’t done much to write about! But the book “Do Hard Things” has been a big attitude changer in my life, and for that i’ll always be grateful :)

    • Faith B

      It encourages me to do more and to have a story to tell by what i have done.

  • Josiah J.

    This sounds awesome! I am looking forward to the new editions! :)

  • Rvy Louis Tan

    All along I really thought you were shutting down the website LOL!

  • MimeforJesus :)

    I”m totally buying the new edition when it comes out! XD

  • Audrey French

    I am soo excited! I love any chance I get to practice writing!

  • Gabrielle

    I’m working on mine!! Hopefully I get to finish it!! :)

  • Tatiana

    I plan on sending in my story this afternoon but I must warn you its not supper amazing or anything like that.

    • Faith B

      Like your name.

      • Tatiana

        Thank you that’s very sweet of you to say!

        • Faith B

          My pleasure

  • Gabrielle

    Just sent mine finally!! *whew*

    • Haylie

      Hey, good for you! I got caught up in summer craziness and didn’t send mine in. Oops.

      • Gabrielle

        Yea, I almost didn’t send mine in at all. I had a couple of hours to spare when I did send it. The deadline was at 11:59 pacific time and I am central time. I sent it a little after midnight my time, so it was about 10 something pacific time, thankfully!! 😉

  • Faith B

    I did not get mine written in time.

  • Kaitlin

    Does anyone know if they’ve picked what stories are to be published?

    • Tatiana

      I haven’t heard anything yet and so far haven’t seen anything here so I guess not.

      • Hey Katlin and Tatiana! I’m so sorry we haven’t gotten answers back to everyone yet. It took us awhile to go through all the submissions and now the team is waiting on me. We should be contacting everyone soon!

  • Hey Brett, I’m curious how y’all published Do Hard Things when it first came out? One of my good friends is writing a book but I would like to help him get a good publisher to help. Thanks for all your hard work!
    – Trent

    • Hey Trent, I just want to let you know there is a Christian publisher called WhiteFire. You should look them up, I know the owners wife is a great writer, and they’re very nice. They’re kinda small, but still produce great quality books and beautiful covers. I plan on submitting my novels to them when they’re finished. Good luck! :)

      • Wow! Thanks Brooke! Do they have a way for me to get more information on them. They sound great.

  • Janesse day

    Can you still enter?

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