Friday, 31 October 2008

Need to flex your writing muscles?

In a slightly different incarnation this year but back nevertheless.

What am I on about?

In November last year Sarah Salway and Lynne Rees set up a blog. Each day for a month they posted a piece of flash fiction from their book 'Messages' and writers were asked to post a flash in the comments section in response, within 24 hours. Dozens of writer took part and, at the end of 30 days, Sarah and Lynne read through all the pieces and chose a selection to be published in a Your Messages anthology.

This year they're doing it all over again but, this time, your response should be 30 words long OR 300 words long. There won't be an anthology but the best piece, as judged by Sarah and Lynne at the end of the month, will win a fantastic selection of their books.

I really recommend giving it a go. You can think of it as a way to warm up your writing muscles each day, drop in and write something every now and then or you could use it as a way to generate a new piece of writing (you don't have to post your response in the comments if you don't want to). It's also a great way to meet new writers online and last year there was a fantastic feeling of camaraderie amongst everyone who took part.

So what are you waiting for?

Your Messages kicks off tomorrow!


Fiona said...

Will give it a go.

Can't wait to have your novel on my new scrolling NR's novels widget.

Fionnuala said...

Am doing nanowrimo too but will try and give it a go! x

Caroline said...

How have I missed this? x