"Small" writing challenges for my small writing talent. Hotel note pads are the only space allowed. Let's see if I can strip it down and tighten it up to learn something. Improving my skill of weird fiction.
Rough Draft, but that’s not how my mind works. See what I did there?
I’m an airline pilot with a creative mind. Two things that don’t necessarily work together. Once my children began forming their own imaginations, my brain fired up again and now it won’t stop. I’ve got ideas, man! Big ideas! These are just the small ones that are already breeding themselves into those bigger than I can tackle kind, so I work my way up and soon I’ll give a novelette a shot. Perhaps more. I’m at least realistic with what I can do at the moment.
Here are the rules:
I stay in hotel rooms all the time and one thing they all have in common is a small notepad on the desk or by the phone. We have one notepad in our own spaces out there so go find one, a piece of receipt paper in our pockets from that client dinner or the boarding pass you didn’t throw away happens to have a blank back side. In theory, that small piece is about the right size to hold anywhere from 200 to 600 words. (Be careful how large you write.) One night, I noticed the relationship, and since I have quite a bit of time in my hotel stays during the week, I might as well see what I can do. If anything, I realize this is a great opportunity to learn or re-learn what I never was properly taught in school.
Then edit it a bit and post something reasonably understandable. Every post here is a rough draft. Every post can very well meet with additional revision when I feel the need. Soon, I will have to select the right ones, pour on a full edit and rewrite and edit again, and consider a collection release. A project like that would increase understanding of the craft itself. The goal of this page is to learn how to put out a great story in flash-fiction size.
Thank you for your attention. Any and ALL feedback is quite welcome. I would love to hear what you did or didn’t understand, what you did or didn’t like and why.
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