Last week, QoB, challenged anyone who’d accept it to write a 1000 words in one week. They could be 1000 words about anything ““ a poem, some fiction, a short story, that paper you’ve been putting off doing. The point is to get us actually writing.
This week: Write 280 words every day. That’s the length of a couple of tweets. It’s not a lot and if you blow past that number, that’s great for you. But for many of us, it’s the “˜every day’ part of writing that is the difficult part. This number is small enough to commit to without needing to carve out a huge chunk of time.
That’s it! You have until 10pm next Sunday night to check in and tell us how you did.
Need a little inspiration? Try this writing exercise:
“Sit in a restaurant or a crowded area and write down the snippets of conversation you hear. Listen to the people around you – how they talk and what words they use. Once you have done this, you can practice finishing their conversations. Write your version of what comes next in the conversation. Match their style.” (from poewar.com)