Author Thursdays: Twenty-Five Words or Less
Here is an activity for you: Write out a one sentence summary – in twenty-five words or less – telling what the book is about. It’s a “surefire way of finding out if your plot works or not; if you can’t do it, your plot is in trouble.” (87, Seuling).
Here is my current work-in-progress:
Boy falls into well; becoming the feared beast and unleashing ancient evil. Girl is sacrificed to the beast but he loves her, saving them all.
I feel like it doesn’t do justice to the nuances of plot I have marked out but with such a word-limit, my twists and turns just didn’t fit.
Your turn! Turn your current novel, short story, poem, etc into an enticing and telling Twenty-Five Words or Less Summary.
Don’t forget that Hemingway once wrote a story in just six words, “For sale: baby shoes, never used.”
“How to Write a Children’s Book and Get It Published [Paperback].” How to Write a Children’s Book and Get It Published: Barbara Seuling: 9780471676195: Amazon.com: Books. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Apr. 20.13