Although I posted one, most people don’t know what a drabble is, so I’ll explain:
A drabble is a very short story. 100 words, to be exact.
Most people think, “But what can you say in 100 words?”
I thought, “What’s the point?”
As it turns out, it’s this: learning to write drabbles teaches clarity and directness. Every word has to matter. They teach self-editing, succinctness, and to optimize your vocabulary so that what might’ve taken you five words to say now only takes one.
In short, they make a better writer. But they’re still a pain in the ass.
Don’t believe you can actually say something in only 100 words? Do a word count of the above post. *wink*
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