One-Oh-Two-Four

Avatar Author: gĀ²LaPianistaIrlandesa Read Bio

It’s amazing what you can do with that number. You wouldn’t believe how much you can say with so little space.
It takes some adjusting, writing within the rather tight parameters of no-less-than-sixty-no-more-than-ten-twenty-four. But let me tell you: amazing things can, and are, pulled off between those two numbers. It teaches one how to be concise, how to edit, how to be creative in editing. Need to shave off a few characters, but don’t want to cut text? Take out those extra spaces between paragraphs; do you really need two spaces between every sentence?
The brevity makes for interesting collaboration as well, with each segment a tiny snippet of a storyline at a time. It doesn’t tie one down to a huge roll in a story, or even a large chunk of the plot, if one doesn’t want. It makes for quick reading, too; it’s bite-size fiction, really.
If you’re curious, I encourage you to take a look around, give it a chance.
Oh, and in case you were curious, this piece was exactly 1,024 long.
Not bad, I’d say.

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  1. Avatar gĀ²LaPianistaIrlandesa

    Editorial Note: this is a sort of unofficial case for ficly… just wanted to write some thing after doing a practice test.

  2. Avatar scratch'n'scrawl

    Ha!
    This is just lovely, g2.
    Everything you said is spot-on.
    Re: 2 spaces between each sentence: I learnt typing at school many years ago, and it was a long time ago, and we were taught three spaces after each sentence. It is a habit now, though I’ve known about the 2-space practice for a long time. Now, particularly for here, I use one space after each sentence, which I know many of my blogging friends do. I do not really think it makes too much of a difference, probably only if you are cramming it all in with no paragraph breaks.
    Not being multi-lingual, can you explain what your bracketed addition to your name means? It is Spanish, I’m thinking?

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