Constraints-based writing

One of the questions we’re asked most frequently is: “Why 100 words?” It’s a fair question; one we’ve thought about considerably over the past months.

We believe in the power of action. With some activities, just doing it is enough to just keep doing it. Writing particularly falls into this category. Whether one has an ultimate goal of writing a novel or an essay, it always seems like that next section, chapter, or paragraph is a little bit too big to dive into right now.

There is power in attacking a format that even a life-long procrastinator could not justify calling long form. In many ways, the 100-word story is a “just do it” technique. Anyone, and I mean anyone, should be able to write a flash fiction story in the 100-word format.

Really, just do it.


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