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151 - Language and Culture with Seumas MacDonald

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Release Date: 01/11/2020

Feedback on Your Writing show art Feedback on Your Writing

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Do you have a system for consistently seeking out feedback on your completed pieces? Could that system use a few tweaks? What is this word, 'system' I keep using (and how dare I)? All this and more, in this week's episode... LINKS Critique Week: https://storyaday.org/critique StoryADay Challenge Handbook: https://storyaday.org/challenge-handbook

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In which I talk about how StoryADay May 2024 is going (spoiler: it's going great!) and how much fun everyone is having, and the best ways to participate, even if you don't want to write a story every day. CHAPTERS: hapters [00:01:08] How Is StoryADay May 2024 going? [00:01:30] Join The Discussion [00:02:24] The Challenge Handbook Benefits [00:04:51] The Experience of StoryADay May in 2024 [00:05:10] Week 1 - Come To Your Desk [00:05:48] Week 2 - The Elements of Craft [00:08:03] Week 3 - The Art of the Short Story [00:09:10] Wish I'd Known Then...Podcast Appearance (Short stories for novelists)...

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What's New For StoryADay 2024? show art What's New For StoryADay 2024?

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7 Ways To Write Flash Fiction with Windy Lynn Harris show art 7 Ways To Write Flash Fiction with Windy Lynn Harris

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  In this revist of my interview with writer Windy Lynn Harris, we talk about Seven Ways to Write Flash Fiction, a skill that is extremely handy during the upcoming StoryADay challenge Sign up for the challenge at CHAPTERS: 1:16 Flash art comes organically when being open. 6:58 Flash fiction: creative, short, under 500 words. 12:28 Be specific in short flash fiction writing. 13:05 Editing is essential for shorter pieces. 17:37 Essential aspect of storytelling, representing a moment. 19:32 Woman faces fear, mystery, and self-discovery. 23:27 Enjoy working on soliloquies and rants in...

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How To Write A StoryADay In May 2024 show art How To Write A StoryADay In May 2024

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Intrigued by the StoryADay Challenge but intimidated? Don't be! In this episode I explain all the rules including the most important rule: Make Your Own Rules! Sign up at 00:00 History of the StoryADay Challenge 01:30 4. Give Yourself Permission To Have Fun 06:14 StoryADay May Rules 06:31 1. Make Your Own Rules 11:20 2. Don't Try To Catch Up 12:12 3. Don't Post Your Stories Online (Or Do) 13:30 4. Give Yourself Permission To Have Fun 14:47 5. Seek Out The Right Support At The Right Time 17:11 6. Dance Your Victory Dance, Every Day 19:56 7. Use the Prompts (Or Don't) 21:43 Summary of the...

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BONUS Leap Day Deal Mini Episode show art BONUS Leap Day Deal Mini Episode

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Sign up for the I, WRITER Course today and build a writing practice you can love today, not 'some day'. LEAP DAY SPECIAL $229 (regularly $497) or 54% off!  Listening after Leap Day? It's still incredible value and you can get started today:

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  β€œIn a digital world saturated with technicolor brilliance and filtered, unobtainable beauty, modern humans seem unmoored and at sea. We crave stories to tell us who we are.” – Min Jin Lee, Best American Short Stories 2023   LINKS: StoryADay.org/what-we-crave

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In this on-the-road episode, I come to you fresh from a conference, full of new energy and ideas, and I encourage you to find ways to shake up YOUR practice. LINKS Critique Week https://stada.me/critique

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What do Groundhogs have to do with getting better at skills? Oh, so much. Trust me. LINKS Friday Freebie:  

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In which I talk about Mary Oliver and the power of words to lift us out of the everyday. I also invite you to take part in the January Challenge, a five-day exercise that will make you more decisive around your fiction and every aspect of your writing life. Sign up here:

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Languages evolve from the cultures that produce them, which offers a fertile world for writers to explore, whether you are writing contemporary, realistic fiction or futuristic and fantasy worlds.

This week I talk with Seumas MacDonald a linguist and ConLang (constructed languages) expert, about language, culture and how you might think about using linguistics in your fictional worlds.

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Do you already think about spoken language in your writing? What was your 'aha moment' from this podcast? Join the discussion:

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