Janet Reid needs no introduction to writers and would be writers, does she? She’s a literary agent with FinePrint Literary Management and her blog must be one of the most widely read of them all. I happened to see a contest that’s playing out there a short while ago. The task is to tell a story in 100 words or less, using five words selected by her.
The five words are: ” oil”, “boom”, “mother”, “ice” and “shower.”
This was my first shot at an exercise of this kind. I decided to give it a go.
As required, we pasted our “stories” as comments under the blog post in question. You can see my effort along with those by many others.
It doesn’t matter whether you win something or not, it’s an interesting experience and I look forward to taking part in more such contests if I come across them.
As a writer, it underscores to me the maxim that, ‘Every Word Counts.”
Try it for yourself. It is fun, isn’t it?