Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Children in need writing marathon

Those of you who have followed this blog for a while will know that last year I took part in a Children in Need 36 hour writing marathon. A series of prompts every hour on the hour from 5pm on Thursday till midnight on Friday, and an hour to write a story.

I've done this twice now, and publications from the two years must now be in double figures, so it certainly works. The tiredness makes your brain work in funny ways. You end up writing stuff that comes out of somewhere unexpected and unexplained. It starts to get at the real you.

Anyway, we're doing it again in November. I'll need to get some practice in, because I haven't written much timed flash fiction recently. It really is something you can get your mind tuned into, after a while. It works, it makes you more creative.

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