500 Club (7.25.13)

Hello Thursday!

I’m feeling the urge to shake things up a bit. Usually the prompts I post up focus on content, the story at hand. This time I want to look at structure, how the construction of the words can add nuance and voice.

Same rules apply:

  1. Write 500 words based on one of the two prompts below.
  2. Post it to your blog.
  3. Give us a small taste in the comments below along with a link to the full text.

On to the prompts.

1. The Short: Write 500 words using only short sentences. Then somewhere in the story (front, middle, end, doesn’t matter) write one really long sentence (my personal best was over a hundred words).

2. The Long: Write 500 words using only long sentences. Can you do it in seven, six? Maybe five? Then somewhere in the story (front, middle, end, doesn’t matter) write a burst of short sentences.

As always, throw out the obvious. Embrace your creativity and try something new. And above all, have fun with it.

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