Moira’s Microfiction Challenge

If you’re a frequenter to this blog, you have probably heard me talk about how important momentum is to stave off creative block. You can read the whole post here, but I’ll summarize my point here: write every day.

I mean it. Every fucking day. Even if all you can give yourself is 20 minutes and 40 words, just write something. Stay in the habit.

I recently took the ultimate plunge and quit my day job at a bank as a sink-or-swim effort to figure out how to pull off this whole writing thing full-time. Hurray for me, but unfortunately, writer burn-out is a real thing, and I’ve learned writing every day doesn’t always mean writing creatively.

So, taking my own advice, I decided to find a way to keep my creative momentum moving. How? I went to Twitter. Obviously.

And, naturally, I got some great feedback because my Twitter peeps are the best:

So what’s microfiction? Well, it depends on who you ask. Some people say they’re the same as flash fiction– short super stories under 1000 words. Others say they’re shorter than flash pieces and don’t exceed 300. Some even say they’re even shorter:

For the stake of this challenge, I’m going to go with a max of 300, since that’s my go-to daily word count goal, though maybe I’ll try for a tweetable one now and then. I’ll (hopefully) post one every morning, first thing, so make sure to subscribe with your email to get them sent straight to your inbox to read with your morning coffee.

If you are one of my wordy friends needing a kick in the ass to get moving, I challenge you to take the same journey. Plus, my friend Sam said this:

So you know you gotta.

Happy writing!

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Moira is a self-identified space cadet currently trapped in the desolate wasteland of Upstate New York. She was first published at the age of nine in an anthology for children that still lives permanently on her bookshelf. Her hobbies include wine, television, and overthinking everything.

3 thoughts on “Moira’s Microfiction Challenge

    1. Hi! I’m not sure I understand the question. I’ll be writing them as posts and you can find them under the “microfiction” category on the main menu. Each post will have a URL, so by copy/pasting that the stories can be linked to other websites if needed. I wrote this post mostly as an update on my new project so if anyone is interested in having the stories sent directly to their emails, they can sign up. Thanks for reading!

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  1. I’ve never heard of microfiction before. But I am intrigued. I. Must. Try.
    Definitely agree that it’s so important to write everyday. I’ve been trying to post a blog everyday but some days it’s so hard. Perhaps when I need inspiration I’ll try writing microfiction & get those juices flowing 🙂

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