Tip #30 Write Shorter and Shorter Stories and then try Longer and Longer Stories

I am going to try to make a story by just make it shorter and shorter each time (Yes, I’m making this up on the spot…forgive me).

‘I dated him yesterday, and he’s love is gentle and kind,’ said Mary

‘Love is gentle and kind,’ said Mary.

Love is normal and kind.

Love is kind.

Love is.

Love.

Now, I’m going to change direction and add to a word. Of course, I picked the word hate because it’s the opposite of love. Now expand on a word. (I am making this up as I go.

Hate.

Is hate hurtful and unkind?

Just ask the….

I’m stuck

That didn’t work. Okay, I’m try another word off the top of my head.

Alligators

Alligators bite at my ankles. I could cry out in pain, but instead I make them exotic boots.

Okay, I really don’t like the story the way it is right now. One more attempt…

Alligators bite my ankles. I cry out because I now have exotic boots.

A little better, but it still needs work…not too bad for two minutes of my time. Give it a try. I know you can write better alligator story than me.

Author: Chuck Anderson

Chuck Anderson is an art-student, runner, publisher, and writer who lives in Colorado. https://madcow.press

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