View Full Version : Story a Day in May 2015

04-20-2015, 11:32 AM
Is anyone going to do story a day in May this year?


Forbidden Snowflake
04-20-2015, 11:44 AM
That sounds like a cool challenge. I might try it. I've been meaning to write more short stories. But, I'm really bad at writing short things. I'm also bad at writing really long things.
Most of my stories are around 30'000 words. Not enough to get even close to novel territory and way too much for a short story.
This might be a good training for the latter :)

Thanks for bringing this to my attention!

04-22-2015, 08:04 PM
I picked up your book a while back and read it, Fruitbat.

Looks like I'll be dusting it off and keeping it close while I do this challenge, too!

04-23-2015, 01:00 AM
I do love writing challenges, but a story a day sounds insane. Seriously, anyone who can do this is a writing rockstar!

04-23-2015, 12:47 PM
I think I might. If I can finish the draft I'm working on (or come close enough to finish it in May), then I will.
I have so many ideas jotted down, it would be a great way to expand them and see if any of them has legs.
Thanks for the reminder!

04-23-2015, 01:12 PM
@Thanks, bearilou. I hope you like it!

The woman who runs the Story a Day has a little Kindle book out with a daily prompt for every day in May and who knows what else. I think I'll get it. It helps tons to prepare in advance. I've never made it so far but sometimes I get about halfway there.

Yup, I think I'll play. I'm in. :)

04-23-2015, 11:39 PM
Back in December, the mods of the Writing Exercises subforum did something to this effect, though they came up with a prompt for each day. (You can go back in the Flash Challenge Archives (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=138&order=desc&page=3) (password is "flashed") to read them and see how they turned out. They're all awesome, and I'm not just saying that because I did the Countdown too. =^_^=)

I had a very fun time doing the 2015 Countdown and it was a fantastic creative exercise. I'm very tempted to do it again, and see how it goes without prompts. Some of my favourite Countdown stories came from the oddest prompts...

04-26-2015, 11:36 AM
I bought the little ebook with the 2015 prompts. I'm about to look through them now.

If anyone doesn't know, you don't have to use the prompts, they're just for those who want them.

It helps to start jotting down ideas and stuff so you're not starting cold on May 1.


04-26-2015, 09:42 PM
Bot a chance. Sounds like nothing except a great way to avoid writing something that will sell. It strikes me as an "oh, shiny" distraction.

Ray Bradbury's short story per week for a year makes sense, and is designed to teach a writer to write publishable stories. But a story a say? No. Just no.

04-27-2015, 04:15 PM
Not even a 600 word story? One 600 word story a day can't be done?

Or 1000 words?

05-03-2015, 07:19 AM
Is anyone else playing?

05-03-2015, 06:05 PM
I have been ultra busy and so my stories are quite short but so far 2 for 2.

And I'm getting ready for day 3!

05-03-2015, 06:12 PM
I've gotten my first two stories out of the way. (Well, I've decided that every third day's story will be a part of a longer story.)

Tonight's the AW Flash Fiction Challenge, so #3 will probably be written later tonight. (The FFC subforum is in Writing Exercises (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=33). Plenty of cool stories get written. :3)

05-04-2015, 01:24 AM
I'm trying to get psyched up for story number three, too. My other two are more like rough drafts. There's just no time for tweaking! Hope I don't end up with a fat stack of trash at the end of the month, lol. Good luck, everyone!