Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Let's go short: Creative Nonfiction's Tiny Truths Daily Contest

Creative Nonfiction magazine has really spruced up its looks and contents, and they are currently running a micro essay contest on Twitter that's fun to watch: Tiny Truths Daily Contest. Once you watch, you start thinking about what story you could tell in 140 characters. It's a similar challenge to the Six-Word Memoir. Daily winners and favorites end up in an issue.

Our world is going short short but maybe that's appropriate for summer?

4 comments:

  1. Those Twitter contests are fun. I've never entered but I've read the entries and voted on them. People can get amazingly creative in 140 characters.

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  2. The shorter it is the more creative you have to be- so I think it is good exercise! (for our brains) :) But I do love the longer works-- I love the epic novels- I just 'won" the biography of Margaret Mitchell- (the love story behind Gone with the Wind)-- I almost swooned when I pulled out the HUGE book from the mailing package-- I can't wait to dive in!! I just hope it is as good to read as it is to look at :)

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  3. Kelly - yes, it amazes me, too, how much can be said in 140 characters.

    Anjuli - I love epic works, too, but sadly I hardly find the time to dive into a thick book. I hope you enjoy the Margaret Mitchell biography.

    The Desert Rocks - tell me how it goes!

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