[Write On Wednesday] Magical Realism

This prompt was inspired by Amy Silverberg’s story Suburbia! which you can find in The Best American Short Stories 2018

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The Prompt

Write a story with some magical realism in it


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[Reading Room] Good With Boys by Kristen Iskandrian

This story captures the intensity of pre-teen life in all its aching glory and vibrating physicality. If you’re looking for a story that’s an example of how to create a strong voice for your first-person character, read this one!

The Opening

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125 – Goals vs. Reality

Setting writing goals is one thing. Living with them, quite another.

This month’s theme at StoryADay is Goals Vs. Reality.


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Breaking Writers’ Block ebook: https://amzn.to/2Xq13My

The YouTube version of this podcast: https://youtu.be/QNfeGG6hsPA

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[Write On Wednesday] Alchemists

We’re all alchemists, here, turning an abundant resource (ideas) into something much more valuable (stories) and today i want you to include some alchemy in your story

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The Prompt

Write a flash fiction story in which a character transforms something seemingly worthless into something valuable


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What I Know About Flash Fiction

Since February is all about Flash Fiction around here, I’ve put together these resources for you, on the joyful thing that is Flash Fiction.

Oh, and if you haven’t read the Rose Metal Press Field Guide To Flash Fiction, you should.

Flash Fiction is fabulous way to:

  • Tighten up your writing in longer projects
  • Practice writing quick stories, for StoryADay May
  • Rediscover the joy of finishing stories

Here are some Flash Fiction Essentials to get you started writing in this demanding, but fun form.

| Reading Flash | 4 Ways To Think About Flash | Podcasts About Flash | Further Reading From Around The Web |

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124 – Being A Writer

What kind of writer are you? What kind of culture do you want to create? What kind of writing life are you aiming for?

In this episode I ponder these questions and talk a little about this month’s theme of Flash Fiction.

And I invite you to share what inspires you, right now: https://stada.me/124


Seth Godin’s The Big Sort https://stada.me/g-bigsort

Chuck Wending’s blog post about writers and day jobs https://stada.me/w-dayjob

Story Review: Joan of Arc Sits Naked In Her Dorm Room https://stada.me/rr-joan

More short stories: 

And You Thought Your Last Breakup Was Bad: Five love stories by Matt Leibel https://stada.me/leibel

Seven Stories by Alex Epstein https://stada.me/epstein

Sh*t Boyfriends, stories by Kathy Fish and Dorothy Bendel https://stada.me/valentine


Main title music by Alan McPike: https://www.standardstrax.com/

Incidental music by Rebecca Reads www.fiverr.com/rebecca_reads

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[Write on Wednesday]Anachrony

This week’s prompt was inspired by the flash fiction story Joan of Arc Sits Naked In Her Dorm Room by Rachel Engelman

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The Prompt

Write a 750 word story featuring a character from history or mythology, but place them in a different era


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