Skip to content


Featured Post

October Story Chat by Hugh Roberts

Enjoy Your Favorite Authors from Year One

Be the Next Story Chat Author.

Y2 Schedule

  • October 5 Story Chat – “Puddles” by Hugh Roberts
  • October Story Chat Summary – comments woven into a narrative or categories
  • November Story Chat – “Broaching the Subject” by Doug Jacquier
  • November Story Chat Summary – comments woven into a narrative or categories
  • December Story Chat – Cathy Cade
  • December Story Chat Summary – comments woven into a narrative or categories
  • January Story Chat – Geoff Le Pard
  • January Story Chat Summary – comments woven into a narrative or categories
  • February Story Chat – KL Caley
  • February Story Chat Summary – comments woven into a narrative or categories
  • March Story Chat -waiting for an author’s original story.
  • March Story Chat Summary – comments woven into a narrative or categories
  • April Story Chat -waiting for an author’s original story.
  • April Story Chat Summary – comments woven into a narrative or categories
  • May Story Chat – Charli Mills – creator of Carrot Ranch home of the 99- word Flash Fiction challenge
  • June – September waiting for an author’s original story

Submission Guidelines

  • Your unpublished fiction stories 500 – 1,000 words submitted on a Word or Google Doc of any genre except erotica.
  • You may reblog or link a new or follow-up post to your story on Always Write at any time during the month.
  • Please check “no comments” on you post so that all comments become part of the “Story Chat Summary” are published on Always Write.
  • By submitting your story to this blogging event you give your permission to have your story appear in a possible Story Chat Anthology at the end of the year.
  • You retain the rights to publish them later in full on your blog, revise and turn into a full length novel, or submit to another publication provided that the publisher knows the story may become part of an anthology.

Add readers and discussion for instant fun.

Comments are credited to the blogger and may be summarized or parts left out to create a narrative of the Story Chat Summary towards the end of each month. Links to all participants are included in the Story Chat Summary.

Writing Guidelines

  • Contact me to get my email.
  • Stories are submitted by email on a Word or Google Doc free from spelling and grammar errors (English, Australian, African, and American spellings and punctuations reflect the author’s country, not mine.)
  • This is a G-rated site. Other than erotica, most genres are accepted.
  • You should have a website to promote your story and respond to comments.
  • Please comment on other Story Chats before and after your story appears. Comments may be constructive but always encouraging. Remember we are a group of friends
  • For help getting started follow the Carrot Ranch TUFF Rodeo Model to get your story writing started. 99 word story – two 9-word summaries, rewrite the 99 word story. Then write your story of 500-1,000 words. If you’ve already written your story, work backwards until you have two 99-word stories and two 9-word stories based on your original, then make changes.
  • Give your stories an interesting twist.
  • Develop your characters’ senses of humor.
  • Most of all have fun with it.


Latest Posts

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge# 170 Street Art

This week Lens Artist, Patti Moed has hopped onto one of Cee’s and my favorite topics., Street Art. I’m super late, but I couldn’t help to add to the fun. My friend Jean visited me from CA, and last Sunday we drove down Senator’s Highway in Prescott that leads to Goldwater Lake. The houses along […]

#WQWWC #45: Fortitude or Resilience

Change is one of the constants in life. As things change and obstacles come our way, we have the opportunity to make choices about how we handle them. Strong, successful people accept obstacles as aids to build character and develop fortitude and resilience. What obstacles have you faced in your life? Which ones have helped […]

PPAC #18: Rusty Public Art Along AZ Highways

Public art is encompasses any form of art you see in a public place, large or small, statues, murals, graffiti, gardens, parks, etc. The art should be visible from streets, sidewalks or outdoor public places. Let your imagination and photographic eye show us the diverse samples all over the world. Last week for PPAC #17, […]

#WQWWC #44: Autumn or Fall

Many of my fellow Challenge Hosts have already featured fall or autumn in colors, photos, stories, and poetry. Fall is my favorite season maybe because of how gorgeous and cool it is, or maybe because I am a fall child. Whatever your reason, If you love this season, please join in with your quotes, pictures, […]


Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.

Follow Me

Get new content delivered directly to your inbox.

%d bloggers like this: