Video FAQs – Where Do I Post My Stories?

StoryADay May FAQs

Posted by Story A Day on Friday, April 28, 2017

Here’s a FB Live I did earlier to address this question. If you don’t like video, there’s a written answer below.

Also, I’m around all weekend, answering questions and soothing nerves. Just post questions in the comments here or in the community (or at Facebook) and I’ll get to them on and off over the weekend. Consider this my “Office Hours”!!

The Short Answer

In brief: you don’t submit stories to me, you just write them.

The Slightly-Longer Answer
If you want to post them somewhere, you can do so at your own blog and post links to those in the forums, or post directly in the forums.
BUT I would encourage you to consider keeping them private for now, and just engaging with people about the writing process.
Two reasons: one is that if you post something online, it is considered ‘published’ and if you ever want to publish it somewhere else, many markets won’t accept something that has been available online.
But also, everything we write this month will be very first draft-y, and that’s no necessarily how you want to share your work.
I’m working on a critique session to follow this up, in the summer, so you might want to watch for that announcement if you’re interested in feedback.

5 thoughts on “Video FAQs – Where Do I Post My Stories?”

    1. Great question!
      You can either come to the site every day, or get on the mailing list. Make sure you check the “daily prompt” email option.

      If you’re already on the list, just look out any email I’ve sent you and scroll to the bottom. Click on “update your preferences” and it’ll let you add yourself to the “Daily prompts” list.

      Or you can subscribe to the podcast

  1. Julia,
    I did Storyaday back in 2012. Several of the stories I wrote that month were used later as part of my memoir Snakes in the Kitchen, or my mystery novel, Tangled Roots. The challenge of writing every day was good for me because I am a master procrastinator. I’m so glad my login still works, and I will be writing with you starting tomorrow.

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