Freewrite #9: (For WriMos) In Just One Word


This freewrite will be an actual challenge!


Have you ever wondered how an author can take a 200,000 word project and reduce it to a 300 word blurb? It sounds like a real challenge and, from what I’ve heard, it is!

Many of us are finishing or have finished our NaNo projects this month. You’ll be using THAT project (or some current WIP) in this freewrite.


Your challenge for “freewrite” #9 is to:

  1. Write, in exhaustive detail, what your story is about. Simple!
  2. Rewrite that in 100 words
  3. Rewrite that in 10 words
  4. Put THAT in 1 word

You’ve got two weeks! Post it on your blog and leave a link in the comments.

*Last Prompt


6 Replies to “Freewrite #9: (For WriMos) In Just One Word”

  1. Ooh… this might be something to think about! Not sure if I’ll post it on my blog, but definitely interesting. One word that sums up my story. Well.

    1. Desiree S. Brown – Stockton, CA – Desiree S. Brown is a poet and speculative fiction author. She has contributed poetry to magazines like Redrosethorns and articles to blogs like NaNoWriMo.
      Desiree B says:

      Yeah, I thought about the “post it on your blog” statement after I wrote it. You don’t have to if you don’t want to. But I though it would be an interesting challenge. 🙂

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