If the 50,000 word marathon of NaNoWriMo is too much for you, have a go at this 50 word story competition organised by Just Write.
It’s free to enter and an open theme but the story must be exactly 50 words – not as easy as it sounds!
There are prizes of books and ‘literary goodies’ plus the winner will be published on tyjustwrite.com.
Closing date is 30th November 2016 and entry is by email or post.
This competition could be a useful exercise in focusing the mind and creating an elevator pitch for your NaNoWriMo work-in-progress.
Also, there was a wordpress glitch when I published my last post and I don’t think notification emails were sent out. In case you missed it, it was 200 Powerful Words to Use Instead of Good .
#1 by Tracy Fells on November 13, 2016 - 2:08 pm
Thanks, Sally. As I’m doing a Flash Nano challenge in November (30 days of flash fiction – a story a day) this is perfect. I love the challenge of writing these very very short stories.
#2 by Sally Jenkins on November 13, 2016 - 7:31 pm
Good Luck with it, Tracy!
#3 by Wendy Clarke on November 14, 2016 - 8:41 am
I haven’t written any flash for years, although Tracy (above) keeps telling me I should. When you’re used to writing 3000 word stories, 50 words is a challenge indeed!
#4 by Sally Jenkins on November 14, 2016 - 5:10 pm
It does us all good to rise to a challenge, Wendy! But I know what you mean, 50 words is tough.