How did you get on yesterday? Did you write a story?
Remember, set your own rules, and stick to them. If you miss a day, don’t try to catch up. Just keep moving forward!
Today we’re continuing our theme of weird story forms.
WRITE A STORY USING AN APHORISM FOR THE FIRST WORD IN EVERY SENTENCE
This is sort of like an accrostic, but with a whole word instead of just a letter. When your reader looks at the story in a certain way, the first word of every sentence will read as an aphorism
It’s a challenge for you and one that is designed to really take the pressure off you, because the chances of you writing a brilliant piece of literature this way, are virtually nil. You might have fun with the puzzle though 😉
- Underline the first word of every sentence and see if your reader figures it out.
- Use the phrase as a title.
- Or, post the phrase at the end, like a fable’s ‘moral’.
- Or just leave it and see if anyone notices!
- Bonus points if you make your story about the saying/phrase.
- If you don’t enjoy writing puzzles, you could take an aphorism and write a story with that title.
Places To Find Aphorisms
Check back every day for more prompts, and don’t forget to come back and leave a comment to celebrate your writing successes, every day!