Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Short but sweet

So it’s only 75 words, and there’s no payment, but I do feel quite proud of getting a paragraph accepted on Paragraph Planet today. It’s one of my favourite websites for these (short) reasons:

  • It takes less than a minute to read each daily paragraph but together they cover a huge range of genres, subjects and styles.
  • Telling a story, introducing a character, or describing a scene in exactly 75 words forces a writer to examine every one of those words very carefully.
  • If you want to improve your own writing skills you can click over to Paragraph Planet’s companion website Writing Workout and try some of its very short exercises.

 Now back to the  l-o-n-g  job of editing The Novel!


Friko said...

I had a look at the site. Interesting.

Have you found an agent/publisher for the novel?

Linda D said...

Haven't even started looking for an agent/publisher yet, Friko. I have a very rough first draft of the whole thing but it needs a lot of cutting and polishing before I'm going to risk showing it to anyone!

Suzanne Furness said...

That's excellent, congratulations. In 75 words ever single one has to be perfect. Thanks for visiting my blog today and commenting on the Norse Gods blogfest.