Better Writing Through Brevity

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Today is the first day of Carrie Cuinn’s Better Writing Through Brevity workshop. I’ve taken a couple of online workshops before and got a lot out of them so I figured I’d give this one a shot.

From Carrie’s introductory email:

“When you can write succinct yet powerful short fiction in 140 characters, 100 words, 500, or 1000, you’ll be able to share more information with your readers in a smaller space. You can carry that into your longer fiction so that at short story- or even novel-length, you’re not wasting words. You’ll learn what to cut, what to keep, and what to expand when you don’t have space to spare.”

The workshop forums have been up for a few days now and it looks like there’s an interesting mix of fun people so I’m looking forward to seeing what we can all come up with. I think there’s still time to sign up if you’re interested, you can find more details and a link to join the workshop on Carrie’s website.

It’s been a while since I posted any fiction here so I may post some of the pieces I write as part of the workshop.

[Better Writing Through Brevity by Philip Harris first appeared on Solitary Mindset on 1 August 2013]


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