7 Revision Myths for Writer – Busted!

Seven peices of ‘advice’ you NEVER need to hear again, on the topic of revision. Come with me on a myth-busting adventure. Plus a writing prompt called The Post-Modern Pop Song ::Links:: This episode: storyaday.org/episode228 3-Day Challenge: storyday.org/3dc The Writing Prompt: https://stada.me/prompt-pop Ready to write today, not “some day”?

Revision & Critique Essentials

What To Expect During StoryADay’s Critique Week Listen to me talk about critique, who’s involved, what people will tell you, what you should tell other people The Power Of Being Vulnerable There’s a vulnerability and trust in the act of sharing your work, that encourages deep connections to grow. Critique groups make you feel that … Continue reading “Revision & Critique Essentials”

084 – Learn To Love Revision

Now that StoryADay May is in the rear view mirror, it’s time to dig out some of your stories and see what you can do to spruce them up. Now, before you panic, I have a whole episode for you on learning to love revision. Give it a listen. Your stories are worth it! Another … Continue reading “084 – Learn To Love Revision”

Climbing Mount Revision One Step At A Time

As we sit here, there are only seven days left in May. Seven more stories and then you’re free to take a break, keep writing, set your stories on fire or, preferably revise them into works of genius. To help you out with that latter option I’ve recruited Gabriela Pereira from DIYMFA.com to give you … Continue reading “Climbing Mount Revision One Step At A Time”

Get your story publication-ready with the StoryADay Editing & Revision Seminar

I’m excited to announce our very first free, live teleseminar coming up this Friday. StoryADay May is all about a creative splurge: massive amounts of writing, experimentation and fun. With any luck we all came out with a handful of stories that surprised us: they were really quite good and maybe there were some that … Continue reading “Get your story publication-ready with the StoryADay Editing & Revision Seminar”

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”

7 Myths About Revising your Writing

If you want to improve your writing you know you have to revise your writing. But, in my work with writers I encounter a lot of resistance when it comes to revision. Some of this resistance comes from myths around the best way to revise and edit your own writing. I’m here to bust seven … Continue reading “7 Myths About Revising your Writing”

Getting Great Feedback – A Process

After a challenge like StoryADay (or a lifetime of writing) you may be asking, “How can I revise my writing so I can get published, without becoming distracted, discouraged or overwhelmed?” I have a system for figuring out that very thing, that will help you identify and work on the stories that will keep you … Continue reading “Getting Great Feedback – A Process”

Editorial Calendar

In 2021-22 I’ll be tackling these topics: October – Revision & CritiqueNovember – Elements of a sceneDecember – Writing Summaries (and Queries)January 2022 – Submitting your Stories to PublicationsFebrurary – Revision & CritiqueMarch – Point of ViewApril – Writing the Short StoryMay – StoryADay May 2022/Finish Your DraftsJune – Revision & CritiqueJuly – Overcoming PerfectionismAugust – … Continue reading “Editorial Calendar”

Your Writing Life Lesson 2

Days Hours Minutes Seconds 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 … Continue reading “Your Writing Life Lesson 2”

Your Writing Life Lesson 1

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”

[Write On Wednesday] Sound

Last week’s prompt encouraged you to describe everything in terms of smell. It was tough, wasn’t it? But I’ll bet you discovered some things about your go-to style of description and how you could branch out a little. This week is, I think, a little easier, focusing as it does on sound. It’s a sense … Continue reading “[Write On Wednesday] Sound”

Guest Prompt Form

Guest Prompt Thank you so much for your interest in providing a prompt for the StoryADay May challenge Enter Prompt In Form Now F. A. Q. What kind of writing prompt should I provide? Prompts for StoryADay May can be anything from a word to a picture or a list of unrelated phrases. Or it … Continue reading “Guest Prompt Form”

Critique Week Waitlist Thanks

Critique Week Waitlist Thanks for signing up for more info about the Critique Week. I’ll be in touch soon. In the meantime, here are some more resources for you: What To Expect During StoryADay’s Critique Week Listen to me talk about critique, who’s involved, what people will tell you, what you should tell other people … Continue reading “Critique Week Waitlist Thanks”

197 – Your Writing Legacy

In this episode I pay tribute to my writing buddy Tony Conaway; talk about Creative Wills; and organizing your writing archives and processes. ::Links:: Creative Will – http://stada.me/will Your Organizing Tips – http://stada.me/organize Tony’s Tips for Revising: http://stada.me/tonyrevision A Writing Prompt: http://stada.me/tonyprompt     Ready to write today, not “some day”?

Your Writing Life Part 2

Your Writing Life – Part 2 https://s3.amazonaws.com/StoryADay/public/WritingLife2The+Framework.mp4 | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Making It Easier Welcome back. I’m Julie Duffy, the host of StoryADay, and your guide through this series about getting more productive, more creative and more fulfilled as a writer, while building more ease into your writing life.  … Continue reading “Your Writing Life Part 2”

Your Writing Life

Your Writing Life – Part 1 https://s3.amazonaws.com/StoryADay/public/WritingLife1WhyWritingSeemsSoHard.mp4 | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Join the I WRITER Course “Why Is Writing so Hard?!”   There’s more to a writing life than simply sitting down at your desk and writing.  But it doesn’t have to be overwhelming.  You can make steady progress … Continue reading “Your Writing Life”

2020 Editorial Calendar

During 2020 I’ll be tackling these topics: January – Habits – putting in place the behaviors we need to write February – Romance – it’s not just for the ladies! March – Show, Don’t Tell – the techniques you’ll need to master April – Prepping – Introducing the WRITER Code May – WRITE – The … Continue reading “2020 Editorial Calendar”

Now What?

StoryADay September is over, and now, a week into October, you might be missing the thrill of high-velocity creativity.  But this is the perfect time to look through your stories and figure out: which ones are perfect (ha!), which were useful exercises that will forever be consigned to a dark corner of your hard drive, … Continue reading “Now What?”

Creativity Lab

Shop for StoryADay workbooks, courses and free downloads here! If you’d like to become StoryADay affiliate, here’s some more information. “When I think about what sort of person I would most like to have on a retainer, I think it would be a boss. A boss who could tell me what to do, because that makes … Continue reading “Creativity Lab”

episode126

In your writing practice, what counts as ‘writing’? Do you give yourself credit for reading time? Revisions? Taking classes? Or do you feel guilty about now being productive when you aren’t adding new words to a story? RESOURCES Does Thinking Count As Writing: https://stada.me/think Learning To Make Choices: https://stada.me/choice Writing Prompts – Scenarios: https://stada.me/scenarios Writing Prompts – Word … Continue reading “episode126”

2019 Editorial Calendar

During 2019 I’ll be tackling these topics: January – Writing Groups February – Flash Fiction – the shortest fiction for the shortest month March – Goals vs Reality April – Finding Support May – The StoryADay May Challenge Daily Prompts (& cheerleading) June –  Creating Compelling Characters July – Un-Dreadful Dialogue August – Focus on Openings & Endings … Continue reading “2019 Editorial Calendar”

116 – Critique Week Is Back! Oct 21-31

Join our critique ‘week’, Oct 21-31 (because wouldn’t it be nice if every week had a couple of extra days to get stuff done?) and get access to the Revisions & Critique Mini Course as well as having me and 3 of your peers critique your work. Use the code: octearlybird before noon (EST) on … Continue reading “116 – Critique Week Is Back! Oct 21-31”