Ever heard of Creative Limitation? I came across this concept when I was designing a writer's haven for my architecture thesis (yeah, sounds all cool but it wasn't). So the idea, succinctly put, is
We need to first be limited, in order to be limitlessThink about it. A haiku restricts your syllable count. Acrostic poems limit the letter your sentence starts with. The last page of your school notebook has so little space yet produces such exquisite ink doodle masterpieces! To be totally contextual, I saw it with my writer's block. I couldn't get ideas for stories, didn't know where to begin, where to end. Until I came across a few questions in quora, which also lead to me experiment more with this creative limitation concept.
- Entire story in monosyllables
- Five line rhyming poem starting with 'Shoot me honey'
- Twenty word story with a twist in the last word
- Ten word heart wrenching story
- Five word intriguing story
Go on. Also, a challenge to the reader (yes, you) at the end of this post.