Friday, December 14, 2007

Writing

I've been writing posts for the 55 Flash Fiction Friday blog. I find that the discipline of telling my story in 55 words is a real challenge. I haven't had to be that disciplined in my writing since my first year at uni, when we had a weekly assignment of 50 words. One week we would need to write without using adjectives, another week only in the present tense. I'm wondering what challenges I can come up with to try, to keep myself challenged and thinking.

6 comments:

smarmoofus said...

Oh, I like the idea of the challenges. That would be a fun addition to 55 Flash Fictions.

jellyhead said...

Your Summertime piece is great! It evokes just exactly the atmosphere of these humid days & nights.

I'd like to try doing one of those 55 word stories, but how do you post what you write?

thisisme said...

smarmoofus - I'm just trying to think of some - I don't even need to broadcast what my challenge is, I just need to keep challenging myself.

jelly - thanks - I've answered your question on your blog :)

smarmoofus said...

If you come up with some challenges, it would be fun for some of the rest of us if you *did* broadcast it... maybe start up a related meme. *cajole*

thisisme said...

hmmm, smarmoofus, I might just have to do that. I might start with some of around themes, as well as around grammar - see if I remember anything at all :)

Betty said...

I've gotta try that one day. My biggest hurdle is cutting down my verbal diatribe. (is that even a proper phrase?!!)