Elizabeth: Friday Writing Sprints – 13 Words

While perusing the New York Times this week – researching, not procrastinating – I saw that the Modern Love column is celebrating its 13th birthday and launching a project called “Awkward and Amazing: Modern Love at 13.”

From the article:

We want to hear our readers’ own tales of the joys and tribulations of love, but here’s the catch: You have to do it in 13 words. Maybe it’s funny: “Never go to bed angry. Unless he forgot to take out the recycling.” Maybe it’s where you met: “Vegas, where I lost $1,000 at a poker table. Best money ever spent.”

We’ve talked before on the blog about using six word stories or 100 word stories as a creative way to approach storytelling, so I thought this latest limit of 13-words might be fun and a nice change of pace for our normal Friday Writing Sprints, or at least a way to spark some creative thinking.

My creativity seems to have short-circuited with the recent heat-wave we’ve been experiencing this week, so I’m going to need to do something to get into the right frame of mind for the upcoming start of NaNoWriMo.  I’m thinking a few minutes of Random Word Improv (whether with 13 words or a few hundred) will be just the thing.

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