Many years ago I discovered a website through which people shared their stories. I met some really great people and read some remarkable fiction. Another unexpected discovery turned out to be learning a miniature story format termed the drabble.
Each drabble should be a mere one hundred words and sketch a complete scene. Some readers and writers despise them. I became addicted, which is not necessarily a good thing. But positive results have stayed with me to this day. For one thing, pithy storytelling can be some of the best.
(Flowery language certainly has it’s place, though; don’t get me wrong.)
In addition, I have learned to tackle the challenge of National Novel Writing Month a hundred words at a time. The concept is no different than taking baby steps, of course. Still, it works for me.
On that note, I better get back to my NaNoWriMo story. There are about five hundred more words to go before I reach today’s goal.
Oh, and if you decide to adopt my ploy, try not to be obsessive about counting. ~grin~ Stopping to constantly hit alt→ t → w in Microsoft Word contributes unproductive key strokes and takes time away from the actual composition.