Today’s a random extra inspiration day. For your reading pleasure, I submit:
SIX REASONS TO MYSIXWRIMO
1) To get the creative juices flowing. It’s hard to face that novel when you first sit down. Start with something small. Limber up, then tackle the tough stuff.
2) To have fun. What’s more fun than finishing a story? When the story is only six sentences long, you get to the fun part even quicker. Woo hoo! You’re done! Now crack that beer open.
3) To challenge yourself. It’s not easy to write a story in 6 sentences. Are you up for it? Just how much can you say and how well?
4) To take a break. We get in ruts sometimes on those long, marathon projects. Sixes are pauses that refresh us, but don’t hijack us from our main focus.
5) To unearth marketable work. Micros are hot. Join the party. Build your audience. Show them how brilliant and brief you can be.
6) To find that gem you never knew you had inside you. You never know what you’ll get. Could be a micro, could be a novel, but you never know until you start to write it down.
Also, a quick announcement: I know Easter is busy for everyone, so I’ll be posting Sunday’s Writer’s Book of Matches prompt on Saturday. I’ll post two to give you a choice.
Now to the prompts.
From Robert Lee Brewer at Poetic Asides:
For today's prompt, I want you write a poem (six) about a memory. The memory can be good or bad. The memory can be a blend of several memories. I suppose it could even be a memory that you're not sure you remember correctly. Take your time finding a good one (or good ones).
And the prompt du jour from The Writer’s Book of Matches (Writer’s Digest Books):
“A woman buys a copy of her high school yearbook through an eBay auction.”
There are so many reasons to write those sixes, so don’t tarry. See you in the comments.
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