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.


  1. I tried this once. The story started out under 100, but wasn't focused or complete. Now it's settled in at about 700 words. :>D I was sad to see it balloon so, but it is better. I'll try the pure 100 words or less again.

  2. There must be a way to say more by what you don't say. Japanese line drawing is my favorite kind of drawing. You begin by drawing what is not there. I have no idea how to do this with words, but I'd like to try.