BRIDGET WHELAN writer

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A 75-word writing challenge

Kate Mosse (the writer not the model) says writers should practice writing in the same way musicians practice the scales….
Here is a way that will also allow you to showcase your talent and become part of a community of writers. Since October 2008 authors have been able to submit 75-word paragraph to PARAGRAPH PLANET  run by writer and journalist Richard Hearn. He publishes one each day and that’s it. There are also author pages and interviews and other writerly stuff on the website, but there’s nothing complicated about the basic idea.
You have exactly 75 words to engage, entertain and enthuse the reader – just the kind of writing challenge that I’m sure Kate Mosse would approve of.
Entries range from flash fiction short stories to extracts from longer work, edited so they can stand alone. Published, aspiring and occasional writers have all got involved and the archives make entertaining reading

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3 comments on “A 75-word writing challenge

  1. A.K.Andrew @artyyah
    August 24, 2012

    Thanks for introducing me to this website Bridget. Looks like a great idea.
    Congratulations on yr website!

  2. bridgetwhelan
    August 24, 2012

    Paragraph Planet is a real writer’s website – I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. It’s interesting delving into the archive & it gives an opportunity to hone your own editing skills. Reminds me of a definition of well-written children’s fiction I read somewhere:- a long story told short.

  3. Pingback: Flash Fiction with an edge at Brighton Digital Festival | BRIDGET WHELAN writer

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