Writers write. Professional writers write a lot. The StoryADay May challenge exists to help you learn how much you're capable of writing in a month. The Write Every Day, Not "Some Day" podcast helps you figure out how to keep that commitment up for the rest of your life. Each 10-15 minute episode tackles a particular topic and gives you a writing assignment to complete before the next episode.
Music credit: Alan McPike (http://standardstrax.com)
Back To Writing
Today I'm talking about the struggle to get back into a writing routine after the winter holidays. I know I'm not alone in expecting that fresh start feeling to kick in, in January, but it hasn't happened for me yet. The chaos of the holidays can make it hard to get back into a routine. But, I have learned over the years as a writer, that if you want to improve, you have to take action and actually write. I have some tips that can help, and an invitation to join me in a tiny challenge later this month... Thanks for listening.
January Challenge: https://storyaday.org/jan-challenge
Creative Rebellion - episode 275
It's an end-of-year episode with a twist (hint: don't want to set New Year's Resolutions? Join the rebellious crowd!)
Podcast interview archive: https://stada.me/interview
Reading Room reviews: https://stada.me/read
StoryAWeek Newsletter: https://storyaday.org/storyaweek
Where's My Butler? or Building a Writing Life, with guest Mary Robinette Kowal
In which we talk about ways to build a writing practice even when dealing with challenges like depression and ADHD (checkboxes, spreadsheets, and stickers...oh my!); and Mary Robinette shares a great method for ramping up writing productivity after a break.
Part 1 of this interview
Mary Robinette's Patreon
Mary Robinette Kowal discusses The Spare Man - her new sci-fi murder mystery (Pt. 1)
Award-winning writer, podcaster, voice actor and puppeteer Mary Robinette Kowal stopped by the StoryADay podcast to talk about the novel, writing, and why you should consider putting a pet in your stories.
10:13 Research for Writers 11:49 Writing The Other 12:34 Can a stable relationship be interesting? 14:20 On the benefits of pets in stories 25:52 Part 1 Wrap Up and Links
Mary Robinette Kowal's Patreon
My Favorite Bit (10 best Fantine curses)
Buy the book, support an indie bookstore: https://stada.me/thespareman
It's Annual Review Time!
Nobody ever feels they've done all the writing they could have done, in a year...but that's no reason to bury your head in the sand. Let's dig for treasure, instead!
Annual Review Bundle: https://stada.me/apb
Set and Meet Goals article: https://storyaday.org/set-and-meet-goals
6 Weeks of Creativity
With six weeks left in the year, you may be looking to do a big push or you may want to chill. I have one tip that will make either of those options (or something in the middle) work.
Also in this episode, some updates on my Tidy Desk Challenge and what's been going on around here at StoryADay recently.
Read to write? Watch this peptalk
Want to build a slow, steady practice? What this
Want to finish one project this year? Watch this
Ready to chill? Watch this
I love Julie’s down to earth style and quiet confidence. I always go away encouraged to be better and do more. Thank you!
Excellent podcast for artists
I love hearing what writers have to say about the creative process. The StoryADay podcast has so much to offer for artists about moving forward. It’s straightforward and encouraging. As a painter I see so many parallels in the tools needed for success. Julie’s voice is really pleasant and an easy listen. Check it out. She has so much to offer.
Encouraging, helpful, and practical
Julie has a very gentle and encouraging vibe. Her podcasts have great tips for writers of all types. In general she focuses on short story writers, but novelists and other writers can draw plenty of inspiration from her weekly messages.