Archives for Extras

All About Amazon’s New Exclusive Rights Grab and Royalties Changes

I’m hearing a lot of outrage and panic about the new Amazon Kindle royalties announcement. I’m also hearing a lot of misinformation. Before you grab your pitchfork, your flaming torches, your tar and your feathers, here’s what you need to know: *WHY I’M QUALIFIED TO TALK ABOUT THIS THE BASICS This Does Not Apply To […]

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Guest Prompt from Gabriela Pereira – with submission guidelines

 Gabriela Pereira is the Chief Instigator at DIYMFA.com, the home of the do-it-yourself MFA in creative writing. In her new podcast series she has interviewed everyone from agents, novelists, writing teachers to marketing and networking guru Guy Kawasaki! You should definitely check that out!). She is hard at work on a DIYMFA handbook due out […]

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How To Sign Up

To sign up to do the challenge, you only have to promise you’ll do it! You can write stories anywhere, post comments on blog entries and pat yourself on the back. If you’d like to be part of the online community please send an email to editor at storyaday dot org and include the username you’d […]

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How Reading Short Stories Made Jacob Tomsky A Better Writer

Are you familiar with the Short Story Thursdays emails? Every week for almost five years, Jacob Tomsky has been researching and sending a short story to an email list of rabid readers. He doesn’t write the stories (he’s a best-selling memoir writer and budding novelist), but he does curate them. Driven by his mood, he […]

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Celebrity Guest Prompts Are Coming

Writing prompts can be great: a way into a story without having to stare too long at the blinking cursor; writing exercises that force you to dig deeper; a way to support StoryADay May… …But even better than that, writing prompts can sometimes be a peek inside the head of a successful writer. Last year […]

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The eBook Is Here for 2015

Get your copy now!

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Dial-A-Story for Short Story Month

This is an awesome (and quirky) opportunity for you to have you story published during May. I spoke to organizer, Meriwether O’Connor by phone earlier this month and she told me she’s bringing back an old idea that worked really well when she was publicizing earlier novels. In the age of podcasts and on-demand radio, the idea of calling a […]

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How Not To Guest Post At StoryADay

This email is an example of how to NOT get a guest post at StoryADay. And I’ll tell you why. Here’s what I received: —— Message Body: Hello! I was stumbling upon the internet when I found your blog and after looking into few posts that you have published recently I can say that the […]

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Short Story Reading Challenge

You know I love a challenge. It’s going to be harder to write during the summer months, with boys underfoot and trips to here there and everywhere (bonjour, Bretagne!), so I’m going to spend my summer months feeding the creative monster. I’ve been finding it hard to write recently, partly because my brain is begin […]

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Big News and New Things

I have BIG NEWS. Celebrity Guest Prompters Firstly — and I have to put this first because otherwise my head will explode — our first Guest Prompter for the month of May is none other than rock star author NEIL GAIMAN!!! He’s providing the writing prompt for May 1, so don’t be late! (You can sign […]

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A Month Of Writing Prompts – The eBook!

A Month Of Writing Prompts 2014 Writing a story a day for a month is a crazy endeavour, but one that hundreds of writers have signed up for every May since 2010. During month of courageous creativity, writers learn how to write every day (not ‘someday’), how to craft a story, how to write in […]

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Writing Parent’s Interruption Flowchart

Please print this out and pin it to whatever door or wall space you use as a buffer between you and those loved ones whose sole purpose in life seems to be to keep you from your writing.   And here are some articles to help you with productivity: Delegate Your Way To Writing Success […]

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Becoming A Better Writer: The eBook

One of my main aims with StoryADay.org was to get you (and me) writing again. It’s about productivity, creativity and becoming the person you were meant to be: a writer. But after you’ve been writing for a while a new worry creep in. You’re no longer worried about making time to write, or whether you’ll […]

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Why We Write

Today I have two things for you: 1, A quick rave about a great book for writers; 2, An fun announcement. Why We Write After we’ve been writing for a while — after you’ve succeeded in making writing a habit, even for just a month — it can lose its dreamlike appeal. It can become, […]

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