Here's a terrific post (which writer Rebecca Fjelland Davis posted via Rachael Hanel, thank you both!) from www.poynter.org that lists 7 tips that The King's Speech (if you haven't seen it yet, GO!) teaches us about how to make our stories matter. I plan to share these with my creative writing students at SMSU.
I love to play with words. To capture moments on the page. To explore the physical and spiritual geography of what I call "fly-over country." I write from imagination, observation and my own experience of wandering in fly-over country--the literal, physical spaces of my life on the Minnesota prairie and the inner territory of the soul.