About four or five years ago, my friend Marcella and I had a shared blog where we wrote about — well, we wrote about pretty much whatever we wanted. One of the brilliant ideas we had, if I do say so myself, was something we called SSSSD — Seven Short Shorts in Seven Days. For one week we posted a writing exercise on our blog; we invited our friends to participate and share their responses, which were all about five hundred words or less. Basically, it was a way to force us to write creatively and with purpose for a solid week, with the hopes of jumpstarting a daily writing habit.
Unfortunately, I had a hard time beginning a writing regimen after SSSSD was over, but that didn’t stop Marcella and me from repeating the experiment a year later. And it’s not stopping me from trying again now; in fact, my friend Beth requested an SSSSD revival, so I’m kicking it off on Facebook. Each morning starting Sunday, April fourth, I’ll put up a new exercise designed to get writers thinking creatively. I’m inviting participants to post their work each day, but the goal is to write — sharing is optional.
Want in? Message me on Facebook and we’ll get you signed up. No excuses though; are you really so busy that you can’t write a small piece of microfiction (or micrononfiction, as the case may be) every day for a week? After all, it’s just five hundred itty bitty words or less. So get writing with me. It’s just for seven days! Oh, and don’t forget to invite your friends — as they say, the more the merrier.