Julie Duffy imageJulie Duffy is the founder of StoryADay.org and a experienced public speaker on topics such as creativity, productivity for writers, self-publishing – with an emphasis on ebooks and print on-demand, and short stories. Her first ebook, 21st Century Publishing, was published in 2001 and grew out of her popular newsletter and website of the same name. She has been sharing tools and insights with authors ever since, in publications such as Writer’s Digest and Writers’ Journal.

Julie has hosted StoryADay May since 2010 and StoryADay September since 2012.

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Julie was Director of Author Services at Xlibris, the first company to offer print on-demand services directly to authors. In this role she frequently spoke at writers’ conferences about the new age of publishing that was dawning and is now shaking apart the publishing world. She personally worked with a couple of thousand authors from first-time writers to best-selling authors such as Piers Anthony and Daniel Pinkwater.

She knows writers. She knows about the new world of publishing. She is happy to introduce them to each other.

More About Julie

Do You Need A Speaker?

If you need a speaker who understands writers, has a deep and long-term knowledge of the revolutions shaking the world of publishing, and the ability to explain complex matters to people who just want to know what it all means for them, contact Julie, using the form below.

Sample Talks:

Dodging Zombies: How To Thrive In The Post-Apocalyptic World Of Publishing (or: Self-Publishing: Is It Right For You?)

A Month Of Extremes – How To Prepare for A Creative Challenge (StoryADay, NaNoWriMo, etc.)

Unleashing Your Creative Monster – How To Make Time, Find Ideas and Build A Creative Lifestyle.


StoryADay Live! – A fun, illustrated presentation about short story structure, followed by a timed writing exercise. Everyone leaves with a new short story draft! (Ideally 90 mins, but can be shorter)

What people are saying about StoryADay Live!

“Julie was an amazing and engaging presenter. She both enducated and challenged people during the writing session with fantastic results!”
-Gary Zenker, Founder, Main Line Writers’ Group, PA

“Thank you Julie Duffy for the fun workshop this evening. I am inspired by how little time it takes (30 minutes) to begin the creative process.”
-Bob Sybesma

“So much fun”
-Elizabeth Stolar

“Really interesting and fun meeting with a great presentation by Julie Duffy on the art of short stories.”
-Sarah Cain

“Julie gave a great presentation. Very enjoyable and definitely stirred the creative juices.”
-Susanna Reilly

“Another great meeting! Fun and informative.”
-Suzanne Warfield

“Awesome night! Very informative.”

“Thanks for the fun last evening!”
-Joyce Cole


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