200 Words About 200 Words
didn't invent the
My college writing professor
used to assign it to us as a creative
semester: one hundred written words, no more and no less, on any topic.
hated it, of course. I
wanted to submit
43,897,621-word essays on heartache and butterflies, every single day. But
the exercise taught me
control and economy of expression
I still use in my
at least I try.)
Then a couple of
ago I discovered this.
immediately became a
favorite place to go and recharge the creative batteries, whenever I
I still go
there at least once
a year and practice the 100 word exercise for a few days, and it leaves
feeling streamlined and motivated and artistically invigorated.
what we're going to do here on *FootNotes* for the next
little while. I'm
upping the allowed word-count to two hundred 1.)
Because I can,
and 2.) Because it makes for a more cohesive journal entry.
otherwise the rules
remain the same: two
hundred words per day ... no more and no less.
absolutely NO essays on heartache or butterflies
to throw a rock?