StoryADay Has Begun. Let’s Talk About Perfectionism

Perfectionism is a creativity killer, and today and I’m talking about how StoryADay May can help you find a way forward.

LINKS

The Challenge: https://storyaday.org

The Challenge+ (even more support): https://members.storyaday.org/join-challenge-plus

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Preparing for a Successful StoryADay May 2021

Is this the year you transform yourself into a writer? Thinking about participating in StoryADay May? I have tips, tricks, and behind-the-scenes info from the 12th annual StoryADay May. Make sure you’re signed up:

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Sign up for The Writer Code Masterclass

Be A Best Seller Summit with Emma Dhesi – http://stada.me/emma

Reading Room: http://stada.me/read

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The WRITER Code 2021 Edition

Do you see structure as freeing or stifling? I talk about that and the  upcoming free WRITER Code masterclass (2021 edition) in this week’s show along with a brief flash fiction writing prompt

LINKS

Are you taking the StoryADay May challenge this year? Sign up now:

https://storyaday.org/signup

Writing prompt:

[Write On Wednesday] Flash

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Mind the GAP

There is a danger zone between our aspirations and the moment when our writing practice begins to click. You can navigate it safely if you Mind the GAP.

Also: My ShortLIST for figuring out which courses and events to sign up for in the always-crowded summer of Writing Conferences and Festivals.

It’s an acronym-heavy episode this week, but it’s all here to help you become the writer you know you’re meant to be.

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Author Websites with Nancy Fields

podcast cover episode 203 author websites with Nancy Fields

To engage with your audience there’s no tool quite like an author website. Even if your social media presence is strong, it pays to have your own home on the web, and this week Nancy Fields of Fields Graphic Design is here to talk us through everything from how to set up a site, to what to put on each page.

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Nancy’s site: https://fieldsgraphicdesign.com

Writing Prompt: https://storyaday.org/wow-taste

Bluehost: Julie’s Referral link (current offer: from $2.95/month)

 

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Engage with Focus

This week I invite you to think about why you do the things you do in your writing life…and how you can make some quick changes that yield big improvements.

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Leave a comment: https://storyaday.org/episode202

Get the 202-episode Podcast Table of Contents: https://storyaday.org/podcastlist

Should You Buy The Next Book/Course Flowchart: https://storyaday.org/shiny-objects/

Writing Prompt: https://storyaday.org/wow-sound

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Do You Really Need Feedback On Your Writing?

One of the first questions people ask me, as new writers, is “how can I get some feedback on my writing”. In this episode I argue that might be the wrong question…

Also: a writing prompt about one of the senses.

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Get the critique group primer: https://stada.me/vulnerable

Writing Prompt: https://storyaday.org/wow-smell

 

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Craft In the Real World, an Interview with Matthew Salesses

Episode 1999 - Craft in the Real World with Matthew Salesses

Matthew Salesses is the author of three novels — one written in Flash Fiction — and the writing handbook “Craft In The Real World”. In this episode we talk about writing rules, audience, how to give and receive feedback and what it was like to write a flash fiction novel.

Photo credit: Grace Salesses

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