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StoryADay September 2015 – It’s ON!

May too busy for you? How’s your September? StoryADay September 2015 Is Coming Thanks to a bunch of lovely volunteers, StoryADay September 2015 is happening. (right-click and save this graphic, then share it anywhere you like) WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? If you’re already on the mailing list, watch your inbox for instructions on […]

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2014 – A Smashing StoryADay Year

First: Thank you.   Thank you for being part of this wonderful community of writers: writing for the joy of being creative, writing for the love of the short story, writing because we just can’t help ourselves! 2014 was the fifth year of StoryADay and you helped make it a doozy. StoryADay 2014 In Review […]

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October 2014 Newsletter

In This Issue: Serious Writers’ Accountability Group October Check-In Some Unsolicited NaNoWriMo Advice A Little Bit Of Fun A Favor It’s SWAGr Time The Serious Writers’ Accountability Group is back, for its October Check-In. How’s your writing going? Need to set some new goals to keep you on track? Check out what other people have been up […]

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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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Nominate Stories for StoryFest 2014

What Is StoryFest? StoryFest is a celebration of StoryADay May and all our hard work. Nominate your own story (or someone else’s) and it’ll be featured on the front page of StoryADay.org during my birthday weekend: June 14-15, 2014. (Here’s how it looked in 2010) StoryFest is a chance for us to promote each other’s […]

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Celebrate StoryADay May 2014!!!

Coming to this site, June 14-15, 2014 (nominate your stories here!) Today is the last day of StoryADay May 2014!! Even if you haven’t written a single story yet this month why not write and finish a story today? Writing and finishing one story in a single day is quite an achievement. You’ll be proud, […]

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Ready, Set…StoryADay May Is Almost Here!

It’s Almost Here! The 5th Annual StoryADay May starts tomorrow, with a writing prompt from award-winning novelist Neil Gaiman. In the the last few hours before the challenge lots of people hear about it, lots of people sign up, and lots of people start giggling nervously and thinking “what have I done?”. Here are some […]

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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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Win A Trip To WANACon 2014

WANACon (run behind the minds behind the We Are Not Alone Tribe for writers) is coming! The World Wide Writers Conference You Can Attend In Your PJs runs  February 21-22, 2014 and it is going to be great. I say this, in all modesty, as one of the speakers I’ll be speaking with Gabriela Pereira […]

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Publish Your Own Short Story Collection

Around here we’re all about creativity. I don’t talk much about publishing because: a, there’s plenty of material online about how to publish/get published and b, Worrying about the publishing part before the writing part seems like putting the cart before the horse. However, many of you have come along on the StoryADay May creativity […]

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[Write On Wednesday] Word List Stories

It’s back: the ever-popular (no really, it is!) exercise where we all write stories using the same list of words. It’s silly, it’s low-stress, it is, frankly, ridiculous and it makes for a great way to break blocks or take a break after a longer or more serious project. So here goes: The Prompt Write […]

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StoryADay September Update

I’ve decided not to host an official StoryADay September here, but don’t despair! Starting on Tuesday (Sept 3) I’m going to bring you prompts five days a week and will be inviting you to check in here at the site on any days that you’re inspired to write (or determined to). We’ll be here with […]

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Best of the Web for Short Story Writers Aug 23, 2013

I do a lot of reading about writing, sifting through the fluff and the downright wrong, so you don’t have to. Here’s what I’ve found in the past month or so that you should find pretty inspiring. Dive in. Stop Trying To Go Viral – by Dan Blank Start reading websites for writers and you’ll […]

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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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