Saturday, February 7, 2009

RAISING THE STAKES

I'm adding another twist to my plans for revamping this blog:
For every bit of setting description that I post, I'm also going to write a short scene of fiction illustrating some of the concepts discussed in the post.
At least that's the plan. I'm going to try to adhere to the same 500 word limit as with the regular posts, though the formatting will be simpler. [NOTE: The actual limit in practice is turning out to be closer to 750 words for the fiction. But I'm happy enough with the results so far.]

The goals here are simple enough:
  • I need to practice my writing on a daily basis to improve my skills, but I don't have any story ideas that I feel compelled to write about
  • People like my wife aren't that interested in the setting material but might read the blog if it included fiction
  • If the goal of the setting material is to tell stories, I should see if I can translate the setting ideas into vignettes at the very least

2 comments:

Aaron DaMommio said...

...and you're playing with lots of blogger widgets too, I see. :)

Doug said...

Yeah, your Topics/Categories idea was good, I thought Shakespeare thing might keep some people glancing, and I just liked the eclectic collection of National Geographic images.