How to write a Drabble

Drabbles are still a rather unknown form of story telling and as such it’s not obvious how best to approach writing them. If however, you’d like to know how to improve your own drabble writing then you’ll certainly be interested in the writing drabbles guide from one of the most notable authors within the drabble community; Michael Brookes.

Regular readers of this blog will know that I love drabbles. As a reader they provide bite size stories that can be enjoyed in less than a minute (although good ones will stick with you for much longer!). As a writer they provide an interesting challenge that helps hone my skills.

In case you don’t know a drabble is a short form of fiction that is a story that is exactly 100 words (not including the title). I’ve noticed that drabbles have become more popular and that they encourage people who haven’t written before to give it a try. In the spirit of that this post provides a few useful tips and hints if you decide to dabble in a drabble.

A drabble is like any story, it should have a beginning, a middle and an end. The beginning sets up the story, the middle is the meat, the progression of the story and the end provides the conclusion. Many of the best drabbles have a twist in the tale, the start and the middle will take you in an expected direction and then the end turns that around.

Click here to read the full How to Write a Drabble Guide.

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