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NaNoWriMo #30

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She asked, what is it with you and 100 words?

The challenge, really. Most stories are about the words you use. These are about the ones you don’t.

And NaNoWriMo? 50,000 words in a month? That’s hardly not using words.

Still a challenge. People do it for the same reason.

What’s that?

Force themselves to actually write. The story in your head is never the one that appears on paper. Writing means making imperfect copies, taking your golden idea and turning it into lead. It’s hard.

So why do it?

I shrug. This isn’t about writing. It’s about having written.

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    Neil Murton over 4 years ago

    ...and we're done! This one was from the prompt 'NaNoWriMo', and it seemed appropriate to leave it until last.

    So... what did y'all think?

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    D.M. over 4 years ago

    The easiest thing is NOT to write! Congratulations on a month well done!
    Keep writing, Neil.

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    Drew Martyn over 4 years ago

    What do I think? I think each and every drabble has been very high quality, but the whole month is stunningly impressive - much more than the sum of its parts :)
    A great idea, well executed.
    As for this particular drabble, it says in 100 words what many writers have taken a whole book to convey successfully. Excellent stuff, Neil.

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    Sara Light-Waller over 4 years ago

    A wonderful closing piece to NaNoWriMo month.

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    Iarwain Olofsson over 3 years ago

    And right you are.
    So many ideas, not making it into the keyboard unaltered.

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