SWAGr for June 2023

It’s that time again: time to make your commitments to your writing for the coming month. Join us!

Serious Writers' Accountability Group

Welcome to the Serious Writers’ Accountability Group!

CONGRATULATIONS! Whether you wrote stories during StoryADay May or focused on living the life that will feed later stories, congrats!

(I did a bit of both!)

Special June Edition of SWAGr

Because we’re coming out of a month of intense writing, I HIGHLY recommend you download and fill out the StoryADay Post-Challenge Workbook.

  • Capture your ‘lessons learned’
  • Document what worked for you (and what didn’t. No judgement, just data!)
  • Plan for the future so you don’t lose momentum OR burn out

Listen to two podcast episodes that walk you through the debrief process

Part 1 – listen now

Part 2 – listen now


Leave a comment below telling us how you got on last month, and what you plan to do next month, then check back in on the first of each month, to see how everyone’s doing.

(It doesn’t have to be fiction. Feel free to use this group to push you in whatever creative direction you need.)

Did you live up to your commitment from last month? Don’t remember what you promised to do? Check out the comments from last month.

And don’t forget to celebrate with/encourage your fellow SWAGr-ers on their progress!

Download your SWAGr Tracking Sheet now, to keep track of your commitments this month


Examples of Goals Set By SWAGr-ers in previous months

  • Finish first draft of story and write 3 articles for my school paper. – Courtney
  • Write on seven days this month – Clare
  • Extend my reading and to read with a ‘writers eye’- Wendy
  • write 10,000 words – Mary Lou

 So, what will you accomplish this month? Leave your comment below

(Next check-in, 1st of the month. Tell your friends!)

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5 thoughts on “SWAGr for June 2023”

  1. I wrote almost every day and loved being challenged to improve my craft as well as get to read others and see how they approached the prompt. I was frozen on the flash day because I felt like I really wanted to do it justice and so that day I researched quite a lot about flash fiction and decided I wanted to read more of it before writing it. I found my best writing flowed right out, wasn’t hard, and was more important than some other pieces. I learned a lot and will continue to challenge myself to write twice per week throughout June & in September, then I will hit it hard again!

  2. (I actually looked for May’s SWAGr post only to find it does not exist and BOY HOWDY, you’re a better man than I for not just linking a Rickroll to a title type heading–BUT I DIGRESS.)

    I wrote. Not terribly much, or necessarily what I should have, but writing was achieved. The end of April through the end of May was hectic times in personal life, from which I’m still trying to recover (who knew 2 separate weekend days with very loud family members would take 3 weeks each???). So much has been happening in personal things that I feel like I’ve hardly had time to write. I’m hoping June will be a little quieter, except I’m signed up for two summer courses at a local college (both online only, thank goodness), so that may or may not happen.

    I have two things due in June, three things due for July that I really ought to work on in June, plus the above classes….

    I’m feeling overwhelmed at the moment, but I know it will pass. Writing will come back to me, because it always has, and soon I’ll be knee-deep in something else.

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