July 16, 2005

Improve your writing? Practice, practice, practice...

I don’t know what to write about. I have made several false starts and can’t get anywhere. What do you do when you have a block? I wanted to read a story for an audio entry, but that didn’t go well. There is a time limit for the audioblogger entries and the story was too long. I thought I'd just record it in two parts, but it was still not easy. I kept starting again because I would make a mistake or want another chance to improve my storytelling performance. Twice I was interrupted in the middle of recording. Finally I gave up. I was being called to dinner: special deli hotdogs, potato salad, and baked beans. No frills, but satisfying summer fare. I thought about posting a list or a series of lists. I’ve seen it done before. But I could not think of anything more exciting than “My Favorite Movies”. I started a “To Do:” list. I didn’t want to do anything.

164 words. This entry wouldn’t even count for 100 words. I found this project a long time ago and thought it was a great concept. If you like writing, you might even participate and find it an interesting experiment. How much can you say in 100 words?

5 comments:

Lauren said...

Wow, 100 words looks like an awesome writing exercise!

jane said...

I wouldnt make yourself write about anything if you don't have any ideas. or maybe just write a draft & work on that. sometimes i'll have lots of ideas for what to write about, but no content. so i'll write an email to myself with ideas & just save it.
hope that made sense.

Kat said...

I have enough trouble limiting my comments to 100 words much less my comments...

Cheryl said...
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Cheryl said...

Jane, that does make sense. Keeping a list of ideas, topics and starters for days when I'm blocked is a great idea. I will do that. Thanks.