I Started A Podcast!

This is a labor of love and something I have been thinking about doing for a long time.

I will bring ponderings and ideas to help you live a creative life in writing, teaching, reading, and all aspects of life in 10 minutes or less!

You can listen here!

Let me know what you think!

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Here is some Wednesday Inspiration

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STORYADAY MAY

Starts May 1st! Sign up for free prompts sent to your email every day at Storyaday.org. The Superstars community is one I am active in and enjoy especially during the month of May. There are several new members this year and the conversation has already taken off in the Slack channel.

You can go to the website and post under the daily prompt and find community there if you are looking for some fellow short story writers.

My goal will be to write 30 short stories over the course of the month. I give myself one day to not write a story from start to finish.

#the100dayproject

This challenge began April 7th. This challenge involves making a piece of art every day for 100 days. Follow the hashtag #the100dayproject on Instagram to see all kinds of projects. My project is to write #100randomsentences that I will meld together and make a short story connecting them all at the end.

Bradbury Trio

In order to keep myself inspired I am loosely following the idea from Ray Bradbury to read a poem, a short story, and an essay every day.

2 Podcasts

The Bradbury Challenge hosted by Literary Roadhouse

On a whim, I search “writing short stories” and this podcast popped up. There are not many short story specific podcasts. There are three writers that are writing a story a week for a year with the idea that you cannot write 52 bad stories in a row.

Keeping a Notebook by Nina Lacour

I love this podcast. Nina gives writing ideas and her voice is lovely to listen to. She runs the Slow Novel lab as well. She does the podcast in spurts when it moves her and fits into her schedule. It is honest and inspiring.

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I just renewed my Sarah Selecky daily prompts. I use these every morning in my notebook and hand write for at least 10 minutes. Some of the prompts are situational, some require description of a character or a different perspective of situation.

Bonus

Another set of prompts I have been using are the Keep Writing flash fiction prompts from https://deadlinesforwriters.com/. This is the same site that does the 12 Short Stories prompts and 12 Poems prompts. It is a closed community where you post your stories and can receive feedback in exchange for you reading other’s writing. The flash prompts are usually one word and a word count. In this Shelter in Place moment they work for me somehow.

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3 Things to Read

1 – A great article to read about parenting from writer Eilidh Horder.

2 – Article from one of my favorite writing teachers: Sarah Selecky

3- Sometimes Parenting Looks Like American Ninja Warrior

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1 Podcast to Listen To

Super excited my friend Jenna Britton has started her podcast Brave Enough to Be. You can listen to it on Spotify here. It is available on Google Podcasts now. It will be on iTunes soon! There are 3 episodes available for your listening pleasure!

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You can read a similar post on my Medium page here.

3 – New Things I Love

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This podcast is amazing and I am blowing through the episodes. I met Nicole through the Ninja Writers group. Her voice is wonderful and her content is spot on. Everything ties back to her “WHY” of having a support group that works for you as a writer. Check her out.

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Sarah Selecky Writing School

Sarah Selecky’s Blog Post about Abstraction

I love this article and it resonated with me.

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Fallon Brown

Writing about love, in all its varieties, for love’s sake

Fallon is one of the Storyaday Superstars and a fantastic writer! I have been enjoying her stories for StoryaDay May this year.

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