StoryADay “Essentials” Series

Here’s a series of Essential Articles, featuring the best of the StoryADay blog,  to get you started writing today, not ‘some day’!

sign post graphicSix Simple Steps for Jumpstarting Your Writing

A short-and-sweet article designed to help even the most blocked of writers get to the end of their first story in years.

sign post graphicHow To Know What You Should Be Writing

It’s all very well wanting to write…but how do you decide where to start? This article cuts through the noise to help you figure out where to start.

sign post graphicHow To Justify Your Writing Time (To Yourself And Others)

You’ll never find time to write. You must make it. The first (and biggest) hurdle is convincing yourself that you have the right to take time out of your day to write.

sign post graphicYour Secret Weapon For Creative Success:  Story Sparks

What are Story Sparks? They are your secret weapon…your best defense against the tyranny of the blank page. Find out more in this article.

sign post graphicFrom Spark To Story 

7 proven ways to take your Story Sparks and fan them into the flames of a fully-realized story.

sign post graphicHow To Write A StoryADay For A Month Without Burning Out

Writing a StoryADay for a month is hard, no doubt about it. This article shares years of experience from myself and other writers about: why it’s worth it; what to do when things wrong; how to plan for success.

sign post graphic11 Ways To Prepare For A StoryADay Challenge

Need a quick hit of courage? This short article shows you how it’s done!

sign post graphicMore Tips For A Successful StoryADay Challenge

From making time, to finding inspiration, to the nitty-gritty of writing, this article will help you make it through the month successfully.

sign post graphicNaNoWriMo Essentials

Articles, tools, and inspiration to help you navigate the granddaddy of all writing challenges: National Novel Writing Month

sign post graphicFlash Fiction Essentials

Articles, lessons and further reading to help you craft tiny stories that really flash.

sign post graphicCharacter Essentials

Three ways to make readers fall in love with your characters, so they become raving fans.

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More Resources

Check out the Time To Write Workshop, StoryADay Warm Up Course, the StoryADay Month of Writing Prompts 2016 and more in the StoryADay Shop