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153 - Skillz

StoryADay

Release Date: 01/25/2020

What We Crave show art What We Crave

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  “In 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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Shake Up Your Writing show art Shake Up Your Writing

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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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Improving (with Groundhogs) show art Improving (with Groundhogs)

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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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Fiction Matters show art Fiction Matters

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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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When Writing Feels Hard... show art When Writing Feels Hard...

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In this episode I discuss the concept of discomfort in the journey of pursuing creative endeavors and explore the different types of discomfort, such as striving to reach one's ambitions versus worrying about not having what it takes. I encourage you to embrace discomfort as a sign of growth and progress, and suggest a solid-gold way to make that less grim. I also invite you to join the Story A Day Superstars, a supportive community for writers, and announce upcoming writing challenges and courses. Plus: a writing tip about making characters sound more realistic. 0:00 StADa133 When Writing...

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What Are You Turning Towards, This New Year? show art What Are You Turning Towards, This New Year?

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Are you setting goals for outcomes or simply turning towards your writing more? Here are some ways I can help: Download the Short Story Framework: Take the 3-Day Challenge Sign up for the StoryAWeek Newsletter Take the I, WRITER Course Join the Superstars Group Coaching with Julie   Chapters [00:00:00] Intro [00:00:32] Where Are You Headed? [00:03:16] Turning Towards Your Writing, Consistently [00:05:12] Goals or GPS? [00:06:26] More Successes [00:12:02] No More Negative Voices [00:13:54] Ways To Get Support from StoryADaym [00:14:25] Short Story Framework [00:14:35] The 3-Day...

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Celebrating 2023's Writing Triumphs show art Celebrating 2023's Writing Triumphs

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in this week's episode I'm celebrating the successes of writers from the StoryADay Community, and our Superstars Group. Some of those successes are publication-related and others are more about the progress of the writers' practice. Join us. I also extend an invitation to join our Superstar group in the coming year. LINKS Join Superstars: Never Give Up (Brenda's Post) This episode: 

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300 Episodes Later... show art 300 Episodes Later...

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In this episode I explain where the podcast has been for the past few week, talk about the workshops I've been running and talk about what's coming next for StoryADay, AND encourage you to understand the value of the work you're doing. 00:00 Introduction and Podcast Updates 00:10 Creating Content and Workshops 02:08 Exploring the Use of AI in Writing 04:56 AI for Organizational Structures and Marketing 11:21 Reflections on Recent Events and Future Plans 11:40 StoryADay Superstars Group and Annual Planning Bundle 15:48 The Pressure of Milestones and Overcoming Blocks 20:19 The Importance of...

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Not If, But How show art Not If, But How

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I could give you a million and one tactics for fitting writing into your life...and none of them will matter a jot until you do this one simple (not easy) thing... LINKS NaNoWriMo Support Pack: The Keep Writing Workbook    

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How Good Do You Have To Be, As A Writer? show art How Good Do You Have To Be, As A Writer?

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Welcome to The StoryADay Podcast, where we explore the power of storytelling and the importance of writing every day. In today's episode, titled "How Good Is Good Enough?" I encourage you to think about the significance of our narratives and the impact they have on the world around us. Drawing inspiration from a talk by former New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern, I reflect on imposter syndrome, internal motivation, and the responsibility writers have to capture the essence of human experience. Join me as we explore the value of our stories, regardless of accolades or recognition, and the...

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More Episodes

Here at the end of January, I take a mini look back at the first month of the decade and talk about writing habits, reading habits, Alexa skills, Medium and more.

[1:20] My Short Story Reading Challenge, The Bradbury Method, my method.

[9:30] Good luck to the NYC Midnight contestants

[10:00] New ways to access StoryADay content - Medium & Alexa

[10:55] 10th Anniversary 

[11:46] The StoryADay Podcast

[14:00] February’s theme at StoryADay and what’s special about Leap Day

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If you want to know more about Alexa skills, contact Raphael Schaad on LinkedIn

Here's a list of my favorite stories from January 2020