!LP 2021 framework find your voice with short stories

Find your voice, as a writer Hone your storytelling skills by learning to write short stories Get to ‘the end’  every time Become the writer you were meant to be! Download the free  Short Story Frameworkand write today, not ‘some day’! privacy terms

Short Story Framework – PBK

Write A Story Today, not “some Day”! Reclaim your creativity and playfulness by writing a story today. Use the short story framework to turn your idea into a real story and have some fun!. Stories are important. Get back in practice today! Find the path from ‘idea’ to ‘the end’ every time Tell the stories that … Continue reading “Short Story Framework – PBK”

Short Story Framework B

Writers: Make this “Day One” of the rest of your writing life You know you were meant to be a writer, but taking the right next step isn’t always easy.  Use the short story framework to burst through blocks and keep working towards your dream. Draft a short story today: no more stalling Find the … Continue reading “Short Story Framework B”

Short Story Framework

Be the writer you were meant to be You know you were meant to be a writer, but taking the right next step isn’t always easy.  Use the short story framework to burst through blocks and keep working towards your dream. Draft a short story today: no more stalling Find the path from ‘idea’ to … Continue reading “Short Story Framework”

Short Story Framework

Write A Story Today, not “some Day”! You know you were meant to be a writer, but taking the right next step isn’t always easy.  Use the short story framework to burst through blocks and keep working towards your dream. Draft a short story today: no more stalling Find the path from ‘idea’ to ‘the … Continue reading “Short Story Framework”

Short Story Framework

StoryADay Story Framework Download the free Story Framework and: Outline your story even if you’ve started writing Discover the secret to finishing your story well Create a map to keep you on track all the way to ‘the end’ DON’T WAIT, FINISH YOUR STORY TODAY, NOT “SOME DAY!” Terms | Privacy

Short Story Framework

Write A Story Today, not “some Day”! You know you were meant to be a writer, but taking the right next step isn’t always easy.  Use the short story framework to burst through blocks and keep working towards your dream. Draft a short story today: no more stalling Find the path from ‘idea’ to ‘the … Continue reading “Short Story Framework”

Short Story Framework

StoryADay Short Story Framework Use this framework to keep you on track as you go from premise to opening, to ‘the end’ Download your copy of the Short Story Framework here. https://youtu.be/XssQYa3KUC8

130 – Short Story Framework

A popular resource at StoryADay is the StADa Short Story Framework. Now it’s available to everyone as a download: https://stada.me/framework Also in this episode I talk about the upcoming events at StoryADay after May finishes, including the Critique Week and StoryFest and, of course, StoryADay September! https://storyaday.org/events   It’s another new episode of the StoryADay … Continue reading “130 – Short Story Framework”

The cost of not writing

I hate interviews where authors say things like, “I simply have to write, it’s like breathing.” I don’t know about you, but I find it pretty easy to not-write.  I just sit there. Or I eat more. Or I doomscroll.  It feels easier, in the moment, to not-write, because writing can be hard.  Vulnerable.  Scary. … Continue reading “The cost of not writing”

!LP 2022 home

Hi, I’m Julie… …and I help writers like you build a creative practice that is rewarding and fits your life, today, not ‘some day’. some ways I can help Short story framework Get the story structure that will help you brainstorm and complete a short story any time. Includes my top tips for delighting readers. … Continue reading “!LP 2022 home”

!LP OptIn Your Writing Life Waitlist Confirmed

You’re on the list for StoryADay’s free 4-part masterclass…  Your Writing Life  I’ll email you when the series opens up again so you can to find out why writing can be so hard, so you can build a practice that works for you, not against you, and create the writing life you’ve been dreaming of: productive, creative, full of ease. The framework I’ll teach … Continue reading “!LP OptIn Your Writing Life Waitlist Confirmed”

Day – 6 Flash Fiction Friday

Psst! If you’re getting tired and losing steam, pop over to the comments of yesterday’s Fun-Size Challenge, where people are working through the early parts of the Short Story Framework and getting excited about their ideas. It’s quite infectious. Why not pull out the Short Story Framework and use it to help plan today’s story? … Continue reading “Day – 6 Flash Fiction Friday”

Day 0 of the StoryADay Challenge

Are you excited (nervous?) about StoryADay May? I have an invitation that might help settle you into your writing chair. I know it’s last minute, but if you’re around, I’d like to invite you to join me live on Saturday, April 30 for some writing and  Q&A Live With Julie – Saturday, April 30 When: … Continue reading “Day 0 of the StoryADay Challenge”

!LP 2022 home WU Version

StoryADay May is coming Let’s be honest, the past couple of years have been kind of exhausting, and you might be finding it hard to find the fun in your writing life. Writing 31 stories in 31 days might excite you or….it might leave you wanting to take a nap. That’s why this year I’m … Continue reading “!LP 2022 home WU Version”

Stay Weird – A Writing Prompt

The Prompt Write a story just for you A Story and Some Tips When I was working for the first company to help authors publish using digital print on-demand tech, I talked to a LOT of authors, Best-sellers like Piers Anthony who had grown disillusioned with traditional publishing; Mid list authors who had been dropped … Continue reading “Stay Weird – A Writing Prompt”

Please don’t do this…

I popped into a writers’ group on Facebook this morning and saw something so awful, so muse-crushing, so career-killing that I had to write to you and beg you not to make the same mistake. Sound dramatic?  That’s because I feel so strongly that you shouldn’t do what these two writers did. I’ve seen it … Continue reading “Please don’t do this…”

Your Writing Life Lesson 3 for Launch Club

Your Writing Life Masterclass Six Weeks to A Writing Life https://s3.amazonaws.com/StoryADay/cleansweep/Launch+Materials/IWC/IWC+2021-07/YourWritingLife3SixWeeksToWriter.MP4 Join the I, WRITER Course You’re welcome to download the whole six week framework and put it to use in your own writing life. But don’t forget to come back next time to find out how you can have me lead you and a … Continue reading “Your Writing Life Lesson 3 for Launch Club”

Your Writing Life Lesson 2 for Launch Club

Your Writing Life Masterclass Lesson 2 – A Framework for Success https://s3.amazonaws.com/StoryADay/cleansweep/Launch+Materials/IWC/IWC+2021-07/YourWritingLife2FrameworkForSuccess.MP4 Join the I, WRITER Course Prefer to read? Scroll down. If you came here from a link and haven’t registered yet for the whole Your Writing Life masterclass, make sure you’re on the list:  GET THE WHOLE SERIES Welcome back. I’m Julie Duffy, … Continue reading “Your Writing Life Lesson 2 for Launch Club”

Your Writing Life Lesson 1 for Launch Club

Days Hours Minutes Seconds Your Writing Life Masterclass It’s Time for a New Approach to Writing https://s3.amazonaws.com/StoryADay/cleansweep/Launch+Materials/IWC/IWC+2021-07/IWC_WritingLife1ANewApproach.mp4 Join the I, WRITER Course Prefer to read? Scroll down! If you came here from a link and haven’t registered yet for the whole Your Writing Life masterclass, make sure you’re on the list:  GET THE WHOLE SERIES … Continue reading “Your Writing Life Lesson 1 for Launch Club”

The Value of Morning Pages

Some writers become discouraged by the Morning Pages practice: It can feel like running on a treadmill to nowhere, never sure if you’re making progress.So how do you know if you’re ‘doing Morning Pages correctly’?

This morning when I had a realization that might convince you to try (or enjoy) Morning pages, yourself.

!LP writer code 2

Days Hours Minutes Seconds The WRITER Code Masterclass “Aargh!” to “Ahhh!” – Make Success Inevitable https://s3.amazonaws.com/StoryADay/cleansweep/Launch+Materials/WRITER+Code+2021/WRITER+Code+2021+Pt+2.MP4 DOWNLOAD THE SHORT STORY FRAMEWORK If you came here from a link and haven’t registered yet for the whole masterclass, make sure you’re on the list:  Let me know how if you used the short story framework and how … Continue reading “!LP writer code 2”

6 Ways Writing Prompts Can Inspire Your Best Writing

If you’re serious about your writing, doesn’t it seem like you should be working on your novel or the story-you-want-to-get-published rather than messing about with writing prompts? Respectfully, no. Using writing prompts has many benefits, if you’re getting good prompts and you know how to use them. Good vs. ‘Meh’ Immodestly, I’ll dispense with the … Continue reading “6 Ways Writing Prompts Can Inspire Your Best Writing”

Your Writing Life Lesson 3

Days Hours Minutes Seconds Your Writing Life Masterclass Six Weeks to A Writing Life https://s3.amazonaws.com/StoryADay/cleansweep/Launch+Materials/IWC/IWC+2021-07/YourWritingLife3SixWeeksToWriter.MP4 Join the I, WRITER Course You’re welcome to download the whole six week framework and put it to use in your own writing life. But don’t forget to come back next time to find out how you can have me … Continue reading “Your Writing Life Lesson 3”