Today you’re going to write a were a story in 100 words. This also known as a Drabble.
Write a story in 100 words
- With a story this short, you have about 25 words to open the story and about 10 words at the end to wrap things up. The rest of the words hold the meat of the story.
- Often it’s easier to write the story a little longer and cut it down.
- Being concise doesn’t mean leaving out detail. You just have to make sure (probably on a rewrite) that every word is doing double duty. If you’re describing something make sure it reflects the mood of the character as well, for example.
- Don’t expect this to be a super-quick exercise. A hundred words is not many and it can be difficult to shoehorn a story into such a small space. You are going to need to build in time to revise it.
- The good news is that writing a 100 word story and revising it still takes less time than writing a 3,000 word story.
- If you need some inspiration check out the site 100 Word Story. Read a few to get the idea of what can be done with so few words.
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