Friday, November 6, 2009
Picture Book Challenge
In light of writing something daily, how about a picture book text in less than 100 words, though it may take more than a day. Recall Victor Hugo’s quote, "Sorry this letter is so long. I didn’t have time to make it short!" Ruth Krauss's classic picture book, The Carrot Seed, contains 101 words, but arrived in the larger package of 11,000. I think what I like about writing daily is the badly part. If I have to tell a story in only 100 words, I'll focus more on a clean narrative than perfect words. I can always wreck it with perfection later.