Drablr’s First Birthday!

Today marks the first anniversary of Drablr! On July 31, 2013, the site went live and the first drabbles were posted. We had two authors post on the first day; Michael Brookes with his “Don’t Turn Around” drabble, and Finn Williams, who posted six drabbles, my favourite being “The Phone Call“.

Since then we’ve had more than 100 authors post almost 1,600 stories – that’s almost the equivalent of two thriller novels! With over 50% of those drabbles being posted in the last 4 months this next year should see our count pass 5,000, but with luck we can bring onboard even more writers and perhaps we’ll see that rise to 10,000…what do you think?

Several authors on Drablr have also released Drabble books. Some of those stories are posted here on the site but they also contain many others, so if you like their work, buy their books! Head on over to the Book page to learn more.

I’d like to thank all our readers and writers for creating a great place to hang out and a wonderful community who support each other with great comments, lots of voting and plenty of social likes.

Write-on!

Double Trouble: Our 200th Drabble

It’s only been a few weeks since we had our 100th Drabble posted but now we’ve had that number doubled. The lucky writer of the 200th post is also our newest author; Pearl (Bea) Cannon.

Yet again, many thanks to all our authors for making Drablr a great place to discover fantastic 100-word fiction. The next milestone is 500….who will it be? Continue reading Double Trouble: Our 200th Drabble

Drabble Character Limit Increased

Are you a sesquipedalianist? Do you find your works contain lots of polysyllabic words? Perhaps you’re just a grandiloquent?

Vex not dear author, the latest update to Drablr is live and see’s the character limit imposed on your Drabble entries increased.

After feedback from some concerned authors I’ve now set this limit to 700 characters, which should be enough for even the most sesquipedalian drablr!

Drablr Beta Goes Live!

I’m pleased to announce that the Drablr platform is now live! Currently this is only a Beta release so only invited authors can post Drabbles.

Drablr.com is a service for authors who like to be challenged by the confines of 100 words, it’s a place to experiment, to discover if an idea has potential, and another tool to help connect with readers.

Anyone can sign up to be a reader (follow authors, vote and comment), but while the site is still in Beta you must be invited before you can start posting.

Even if you don’t wish to post, please do come over; there’s some great stories being told.

Registration is here.