Friday, October 31, 2008

Drabble

The real problem is how you keep a drabble from becoming a musing. There’s meant to be a story. There’s meant to be a kick. So editing drabbles mean’s you’re constantly asking the questions—where is this going? Has anything changed? Is the ending clear enough? Obscure enough?

If I’m writing a book, I want to keep the reader turning the pages. With a drabble I want them to carry on churning the thoughts. Something should stick in the reader’s mind, and if I can learn to find that something, maybe my book will stick to their fingers one day.

100 words

2 comments:

Pat Bertram said...

I use drabbles to help tighten my writing. Writing them is a good exercise, and since they're short, they don't take a lot of time from longer projects.

I never thought of doing drabble blog posts, though. Clever.

Sheila Deeth said...

Thanks Pat! My first comment!