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A Fun Writing Exercise

Question: What will make me a better writer?

Answer: Write more.  Almost any writer will respond to the better writing question with similar advice. Figuring ALL writers couldn’t be wrong, I decided to write more myself and see if it worked. I participated in a fun flash fiction writing contest once sponsored by Emlyn Chand and Novel Publicity with the following rules:

  1. Write a romance story, including all the traditional elements of a romance novel, with the title “Kindergarten Love Blossom.”
  2. Use no more than 1000 words.
  3. The main characters must be…no more than five years old (nothing off-color).

As the blooms are starting to blossom here in Maryland, it seemed a good time to share this exercise. [Read more…]