Jan 17

Keep it Short

Keep it short



You are going to write a very short story with, a beginning, a middle and an end in 500 words.

The aim is to write well, keep the language concise (read Economy of Language before beginning this session) and to make it crisp and well paced.
A beginning does not necessarily mean a long introduction
The middle could be where you start!
An ending is not necessarily the same as ‘the climax’ or ‘the conclusion’.


Choose one of the following to include somewhere in your story:

  • A horseshoe
  •  A dead leaf
  • An egg
  •  A three legged stool
  •  A leather satchel/briefcase



Share and discuss. Look for interesting vocabulary, ‘shorthand’ ways of saying something, good examples of economy of language and focusing on the action.

Category: Group session. Tags: Appropriate language, vocabulary, creative writing

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