For the next month or so, I’m going to try a little experiment. I know I can write short stories , no problem. The shorter the better, in fact. Point proven by my relatively popular In A Hundred Words posts.
Writing such short stories has dulled my ability to create in-depth plots and has severely hindered my skill in developing interesting characters. So I’m going to challenge myself. I am going to use my love of short stories to develop a character or two.
Usually, my In A Hundred Words posts are inspired by a random first line generator I found here. I take that first line and run with it wherever my mind takes me. What I’m going to do now is change out every other In A Hundred Words post with some character development worksheets I found online. Then I’ll use the characters created to fill in for random “he & she” placeholders in my short stories.
It should be a challenge to expand my usual writing to something that spans more than one short story. One of my ultimate goals is to write a novel, and writing nothing but 100 word stories isn’t really leading up to a novel. So stay tuned over the next month or so to see where this little experiment takes us, dear readers!