The weekend is here and this is the perfect time for some creativity!
These stories can be whatever you like, but for fun, there must include these words or meanings (think about show don’t tell. For instance, you can show that it is winter without actually writing that it is winter, etc)
YOU, WINTER, STRANGER.
There is only ONE rule!
Keep it short!
To keep a story short is way harder than writing a long story.
Don’t get me wrong. I love long books. But just because a book is long doesn’t mean that it is okay to just write and write.
The words must fill some meaning and that is why it is a good idea to practice writing texts that are short. You can do it everywhere. When you write letters, emails, or pitches (here short is very important!) well the short lesson here is just keep it short. Just say what you want right away. And that is also helpful when you talk and not only when you write.
They say Ernst Hemingway has written the shortest short story ever.
Perhaps at Harry’s Bar, perhaps at Luchow’s—he once bet a bunch of fellows he could make them cry with a short story six words long. If he won the bet each guy would have to fork over 10 bucks. Hemingway’s six-word story was,
“For Sale: Baby shoes, never worn.”
He won the bet.
So you see the importance to learn the skills of writing a text as short as necessary?
Not that it is only good for winning bets, but it is so powerful to write a short story with just a few sentences or words that let the reader understand something without a lot of explaining.
Would you try it?
If you want to leave a short story right here in the comment, we would love to read it.
Have an awesome weekend and keep your pencil sharp!