Since “Aesop’s Fables,” flash fiction has been embraced by writers of all genres. The definition is fluid, although there are forms of flash that are written within strict parameters of word count. Generally, flash fiction is characterized by brevity – under 1,000 words, often under 500.
In launching a writing career, it seems like an easy endeavor. Pick up a pen and a pad of paper; sit in front of a keyboard and your favorite writing program; hell, grab a crayon and a piece of cardboard. I mean really, they’re just words — how hard can it be?
Let me count the ways.
I’m a big fan of blogging. I’ve had a personal blog for friends and family for four years, and I’ve tried to blog every day. To date I have over 1800 pages – enough to fill a couple of large books, or four smaller ones, or a combination thereof.
Why, you ask, would someone blat out a blog entry every day? What on earth have I found to talk about every single day? More to the point, what is the motivation for my daily blogging habit?
Unfortunately, my primary job has taken precedence over tweaking. This does not make me happy — as a matter of fact, it makes me rather crabby. At some point, something has got to make way.
In the meantime, JamsBio may be of some interest to you. I originally found the site in the early stages, when they were calling for writers to submit their “JamsBios”, or music memories. As a total music freak AND a writer, this was right up my alley.
The website is loaded with really cool features, including a widget you can post on your own blog. (if I haven’t posted mine yet, it’s in the works.) The memories run the gamut, covering every genre of music and the memories themselves are touching, funny, thought-provoking and…well, memorable.
Take a look. It’s a unique way to visit some of your favorite music, and maybe the Muse will sing to you and inspire you to share some of your favorites.
“Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.” ~Gene Fowler
Quote courtesy of The Quote Garden .
Well, there might not have been words in the beginning, but there were at least grunts. If you feel like your web copy is little better than grunting or beating on your chest, you’re in the “write” place.
Need a killer cover letter? Fresh and unique web copy? How about invitations, resignation letters, a story for your grandchild? You name it, and here at WordWebbing we’ll roll it out for you.
Stay tuned for updates and the wacky story of a writer gone mad.