I hope your writing is going well.
If you joined us in May, well done, you! I’m sure you’re a little burned out now, but keep reading for some motivation to keep at your craft this month,
In This Issue
- The rebirth of the 7DayStory Challenge,
- The Rest of The Year…
If you couldn’t join in this May, thank you for all the moral support and encouragement. We had a great group of people writing and checking in every day. You should check out some of the comments
I have to say, I’m pretty proud of the group of prompts I put together this year: like a mini writing course. You can still get a copy of them all in ebook form
The weekly themes are Week 1: Limits; Week 2: Elements of Story; Week 3: Rescue Week; Week 4: You Writing Strengths; Week 5: The Last Hurrah;
Pick up your copy here and help support StoryADay.org
Whether or not you participated in StoryADay May, you’re going to find this interesting.
This week I’m (re)launching the 7DayStory challenge created by myself and Gabriela Pereira of DIYMFA.com. Seven days of tasks to teach you how to Write, Revise & Release a short story in 7 Days.
I’ll lead you through:
- 2 days on the first draft
- 4 days on a cleverly layered revision strategy
- 1 day on the submission process
Gabriela’s going to be running a Short Story Summit later in the month, with webinars and all kinds of flashy goodness, but if you fancy warming up with a good old-fashioned email course that shows you how to Write, Revise, Release, Repeat, click here, and I’ll get you signed up.
(If you’re already on the StoryADay Mailing list, look for the last email I sent, for a special link, to make signing up easier.)
The first email will arrive shortly after you click, and another one will follow along every day for a week. You can keep them and use them over and over again, whenever you need a polished short story in a hurry.)
It’s our annual celebration of the stories we wrote during StoryADay May. (see last year’s here)
If you have a story you’re proud of, and/or one by someone else that you liked, fill in this form, and I’ll feature them on the front page of the site during StoryFest. Spread the word, and send all you reader friends over to check it out.
(You must have posted the story somewhere online already. I will link to that page)
This was so much fun last year, that I’ll probably do it again this year. So if you couldn’t make May work, how about September?
And, for all the folks whose lives are ruled by full-time education, maybe we’ll go crazy and throw in a StoryADay January next year, just for you. What’d’ya say?
UNTIL NEXT TIME
After the 7DayStory and Storyfest, I’ll go back to the regularly scheduled programming of
- 1st of every month: SWAGr Accountability Group postings
- Tuesdays: Reading Room (Short Story Reviews)
- Wednesdays: Write On Wednesday (Writing Prompts)
- Thursdays: Feature Articles and Interviews
- Newsletter: somewhat monthly. Ish…
I don’t always get all of those posted every week, but stay tuned, and don’t forget to leave a comment to let me know how you’re getting on, from time to time.
PS, Don’t forget to sign up for the #7DayStory Challenge