Gabriela Pereira of DIYMFA talks about her belief that you don’t go to a workshop, you workshop writing and what that looks like in her DIYMFA community.
Going from week 2 to week 3 of the challenge, something wonderful happens…things start to get weird, and it becomes about ‘getting it done’ not ‘making it good’. And that is a gift.
This week’s writing prompt, from Roxane Gay: https://storyaday.org/2021-day-07
The 3 Day Challenge: https://storyaday.org/3dc
What are you learning about writing in this, week 1, of the StoryADay September challenge, 2021?
PLUS my extended notes on last week’s writing prompt from award-winning writer Fran Wilde.0
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Fran Wilde Prompt: https://storyaday.org/2021-day-01
3-Day Challenge: https://storyaday.org/3dc
There are so many easy excuses for not writing, not taking part in challenges, not joining groups…even when we know they’d help. In this episode I encourage you to dismantle those excuses and let yourself be a happy writer, instead.
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Writing prompt: https://storyaday.org/wow-extra-help
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Writing can be a solitary act, but being a writer can’t be. In this episode I celebrate all the knowledge we have at our fingertips AND the generosity of writers.
Includes a writing prompt from writer Premee Mohamed.
Premee Mohamed’s Writing Prompt (Text) https://storyaday.org/20-mohamed/
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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?
Using writing prompts has many benefits, if you’re getting good prompts and you know how to use them.
Writing prompts: https://storyaday.org/category/inspiration/writing-prompts/
The 3-Day Challenge: https://storyaday.org/3dc
If Simone Biles can get Gymnast’s Block, and Simone Manuel can get Swimmer’s Block, can we stop staying Writer’s Block isn’t real?
In this episode I talk about performance, confidence, skills and why we need to start being kind to ourselves.
Also includes a writing prompt that puts your character in an uncomfortable situation.
John Burns Murdoch’s Tweet Thread: https://twitter.com/jburnmurdoch/status/1420026131604979719
Babies belly-laughing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L49VXZwfup8
Animal friendships: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7c0CyjhwtGg
What are you working on right now, and how do you work? Do you flit between projects or knuckle down and master each skill? That’s what I’m talking about this week on the podcast.
Also, I talk a little about the new Kindle Vella project…
My latest column at WriterUnboxed: https://stada.me/wu8
This week I talk about a concept you either love or hate: consistency. If you’re a hater (like I was) I’m here with some new ways for you to think about consistency that will contribute to that beloved word: progress.
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