So how did you get on yesterday?
Whatever you managed yesterday, congratulations and I’m glad you’re back for more!
Continuing the theme of ‘assuming you have more than one idea of a time’ this week, I’m giving you another length-based writing assignment.
Write A Drabble (A Story Of Exactly 100 Words)
- Just because you’re limited to 100 words, don’t think this is going to be any less a creative exercise than any other story you write this month.
- Allow as much time for this as you would for a longer story.
- Don’t be surprised if you find yourself writing more and then paring the story back.
- It’s very common to cut out lots of words from the start of short stories. Sometimes we have to write a lot to figure out where the story really starts. Don’t be afraid to ‘start late’.
- You can’t explain much in a 100 word story. Allow the reader to fill in some blanks. Stories of this length are very much a collaboration between reader and writer.