We all missed it, so let’s do our own.

Despite good intentions from all sides, it seems like we all missed the deadline for the micro-fiction compo that I sent around a few weeks ago. Oops!


I like the idea of frequent, short, bursts of creativity and a continuing Micro Fiction mini-competition thing with people I like seems like one ace way to do that. Also, I’d like to get (a lot!) better at writing.

So: here are some first thoughts on how it’s going to work.

General stuff like this should go in the General category.


Choice of theme will rotate around the group. The chooser will have one week to think of something, and it should probably be one word. Like “cheese.” “Space cheese” would also be acceptable.

Theme announcements should be posted in the Theme category.


These will run on a two week cycle.  I’ll announce the first one on Monday 31/05/2010 and submissions must be in by midnight on Sunday 13/06/2010. We’ll start with a 250 word limit and see how that goes. The time and word limits might be changed – we’ll see how we do!

Submissions should go in a sub-category of Submissions, and should be of the form Theme date start to date finish. You’ll see my example for the first one shortly.


Part of the process will be improving our writing, so there are also three categories of feedback that you should mark you submission as, depending on what you want. See descriptions below – match your feeling to the category.

  • “La la la, not listening!”  – add your submission to the No feedback category
  • “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all” – add your submission to the Gentle feedback category
  • “Tell it like it is. I can take it!” – add your submission to the Constructive criticism category

I’m going to start with Gentle feedback until I feel like I’m getting okay at this writing thing :).


Right, that’s it for now.

Now I’ll start sending out the invite wotsits and making sure everyone can log on and post stuff, etc.

Any ideas for improvements / changes, either pop a post here or email around.

Very exciting times!

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