FAIRYTALES WITH BITE
Getting Off to a Good Start discusses my love of Hemingway’s classic 6 word story exercise. I also ask what would be a good start for your characters and how would they achieve that. I know I need a good start for a new blog, article or story and do find Hemingway’s exercise an invaluable way to brainstorm ideas.
THIS WORLD AND OTHERS
No prizes for spotting tonight’s theme! Again I discuss Hemingway’s writing exercise but in My Favourite Writing Exercise I give some examples of my efforts here. For some reason I usually end up producing 5 or 7 word stories rather than the classic 6, but the pointers for future story ideas are still useful. I must try this exercise for non-fiction at some stage as the whole idea of the exercise (I think) is to give a starting point. I could see potential for using this to generate article and blog post ideas.
More Hemingway here! When I manage to get on to a theme, I do see it through!