Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Writing Prompt Wednesday

"Simple means getting rid of extra words. Don't write, 'He was very happy' when you can write 'He was happy.' You think the word 'very'  adds something. It doesn't."
— Scott Adams

Entire stories can be told with fewer words. It is rumored that Earnest Hemingway once wrote a short story with just six carefully chosen words: "For sale: baby shoes, never worn." Even though there are not many words, the heartache is still evident. 

Try writing a story in as few words as possible, as though you were writing a tweet. Then, tell that same story with fifty words. You can try reversing this as well, starting with more words and reducing it to less than ten.

Happy writing!

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