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!



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129 – Motivation for May

11 days into StoryADay May 2019 and things might not be going quite as you planned, in your writing.

In this episode I share some strategies for saving your StoryADay May 2019, and share some feedback from other writers who are engaged in the challenge. 

Also: I absolve you of any guilt for past writing sins and encourage you to stride into the future with a clean conscience!


StoryADay/NaNoWriMo Livestream: https://stada.me/ywp-flash

Save Our StoryADay emergency post: https://stada.me/sos

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127 – Finding Support

Finding support for your writing can seem like a weird idea; isn’t writing all about one person, alone in their room, listening to their imaginary friends? 

It turns out that support from other writers (with whom we are absolutely not competing) is a great way to advance your own writing. 

In this episode I talk about where to find support, how to make the most of it, and how to grow your network in the least-painful way possible, even if you are chronically shy.


This week’s writing prompt: https://storyaday.org/wow-connection

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126 – What Is Writing?

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?


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 Lists: https://stada.me/wordlists

Beyond Word Count: https://stada.me/track

Stay Excited About Your Writing: https://stada.me/excited

Write When You Don’t Feel Like It: https://stada.me/dontwanna

Leave a comment on this post: https://stada.me/126


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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.


Your invitation to the March Hangout: This event has passed

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

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

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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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123 – When The Writing Stalls

What do you do when it’s difficult to write? Here’s what I did this week.

You can find all the links and discussion I talked about, here: https://storyaday.org/when-writing-stalls

And here’s the Serious Writers’ Accountability Group (SWAGr) for Feb 2019: https://storyaday.org/swagr-feb-2019/




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