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StoryADay

Release Date: 03/21/2020

StoryADay Week 2 - What We're Writing (And How) show art StoryADay Week 2 - What We're Writing (And How)

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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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What We Crave show art What We Crave

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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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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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In which I talk about the live writing sprints I've been running and the importance of stories in times of stress.