audioBoo: 10 Line Writing Exercise
The first time I did this exercise I was able to see a story could be told in just ten lines – see I’m on the rather verbose side of writing and I’ve always admired people who can write micro-fiction. As someone who is not a fan of descriptive narrative this exercise should push so many buttons, but for some reason it doesn’t – because you use the prompts and the description to tell the story – rather than focusing on the action itself.
Sometimes when I’m struggling to get into a story – I use this exercise as a launch pad into it – even if I discard all ten of the original lines I wrote.
Please feel free to share your own efforts below – either cut and paste into the comments section (please don’t number each line – let it flow as a free piece of narrative) or leave a link to your blog or audioBoo.