Susan’s Inside Writing: The 100 Words Prompt


Every time I try to write something for this week’s prompt, what I wind up with is too long. This is leading to the pleasant swelling of scenes I intend to post on this blog, treasures saved up for a day when inspiration runs low. But it’s also leading to the unpleasant problem of not having anything worthwhile this week. Since I took last week off, I really want to be able to play along this week, especially since I’ll be out of town for the next two weeks, which will make playing hard, as I’ll have no Net access…



  1. Winter

    July 20, 2008 6:08 pm

    Wah, wah, wah. LOL I didn’t think I could do the 6 word memoir either, but I did. 100 words is rough though. And I was having difficulty staying under 5K yesterday. *sigh*

  2. danni

    July 20, 2008 7:13 pm

    susan – i just wanted to stop by and say thank you for faithfully stopping by my blog and leaving me such encouraging, thoughtful, and positive messages – it means the world to me to get feedback, and keeps me trying when the next ss prompt gets posted – thanx sooooo much!!! — danni

  3. Susan Helene Gottfried

    July 20, 2008 7:15 pm

    Danni — anytime. Good writers deserve it.BR/BR/And Winter… Pbbbbbbbt. You should have seen me laughing at myself as I wrote that!

  4. Thomma Lyn

    July 21, 2008 4:02 am

    Yup, 100 words sounds like a tough length! Enough to paint a word-picture, set up an interesting dynamics between characters, but no wiggle room at all!

  5. Julia Smith

    July 21, 2008 9:53 am

    Bloggers taking time off and enjoying the summer is only a good thing. Enjoy, Susan!

  6. Lisa Andel

    July 21, 2008 1:06 pm

    I’ll try to stop by later and see if you got anything up for today. 🙂

  7. Amy Ruttan

    July 21, 2008 3:45 pm

    I know, I gots to get a lot done this weekend since next week is San Francisco and I’m not taking my lap top. It will be weird. Trust me.

  8. texasblu

    July 21, 2008 10:38 pm

    I have yet to try the 100 word thingy. I know, I’m in shock.. I’ve done everything else in bloggerland! lol!

  9. Shelley Munro

    July 22, 2008 12:39 am

    I’m not up to writing much at the moment because my brain’s tired. I’m reading instead and calling it research!

  10. Joy Renee

    July 22, 2008 8:12 am

    i came by for two reasons. to look for your poetry train contribution and to let you know I’m hosting my first book giveaway and i know you are into those.BR/BR/i thot i remembered something about you setting up a collection of book giveaway announcements too and i glanced at your sidebar but my eyes are just done for the time being. i’ll come back later to figure it out.BR/BR/i keep hearing about the 100 word challenge and keep meaning to check it out. it sounds interesting

  11. Alice Audrey

    July 22, 2008 11:29 am

    Velvet Verbosity? Susan, you interoduce me to some of the most interesting things.BR/BR/BTW, I have a Fiction Friday coming up this week. Got anything you’d like linked? Yeah, yeah, help myself – but I can never choose.

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