Inspired to Challenge Myself Creatively…


*Re-blogged From: Complicated Chaos*

 

I have decided that I need to, not only expand on this site, but on my creative writing as well, thus the content of this post….

Today as I was stumbling around WordPress I came across a site that inspired me to challenge myself. Elisa Michelle ofelisamichelle.wordpress.com wrote a post about her currentFlash Fiction Challenge as well as a second challenge she has decided to face in the month of July.

Not knowing much about what Flash Fiction is, I read on, as she explains Flash Fiction is a story with normal plot elements (exposition, rising action, climax and resolution) condensed into 55 – 1000 words. This got me thinking, and searching the internet, and led to me reading a wide variety of Flash Fiction stories.

Seeing as I want to expand on my creative writing, but don’t see to have much free time these days, I decided that this would also be a great way to challenge myself as a writer to explore my creative abilities, while not overwhelming, or forcing myself, to write at length when I don’t have the available time.

And so, I have decided that I will take inspiration from Elisa Michelle and challenge myself to my ownFlash Fiction challenge for July. Though I can not ‘promise’ I will be able to post every single day, I am going to aim to write at least 20 Flash Fiction stories throughout July and post them on Complicated Chaos (my personal creative writing site) and Perfectly Prompted under the new ‘Creative Writing‘, ‘Flash Fiction Challenge’ categories.

This “challenge” is a very new thing for me, and the stories I produce are not guaranteed to be any good, but it is a way to encourage myself to write and be creative.

Stay tuned for tonight’s post, the first of my Flash Fiction Challenge stories, that I hope will open my mind and get me in a creative writing habit.

Check out some of the Flash Fiction postings at Zenvirus.com to get a clear idea of what Flash Fiction is all about…

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7 thoughts on “Inspired to Challenge Myself Creatively…

  1. During my senior year of high school, I took a class called “Writing Short Fiction”. I absolutely LOVED it. Of all the styles we delved into, Flash Fiction really resonated with me. I think we also referred to it as “Sudden Fiction” and there’s a collection of works under that title if you’re looking for additional inspiration. I think I even have a few of those HS pieces I wrote way back in the day…maybe I’ll dig them up!

    • I am finding it to be very interesting, been busy lately and haven’t posted as much as I wanted but now I am back in the groove of things… Thanks for the tip btw I am going to check that out.

  2. Pingback: Announcement: New Blogging Challenge – Flash Fiction Fridays | Alison Amazed

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