Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The One Hundred Word Challenge

a while back, my good friend Rachel had a wonderful idea on her blog- write about a single memory in exactly one hundred words. no more, no less. as a writer, this forces you to be concise, to chop the excess, and to figure out how to give readers a peek into your brain in only one hundred words. for readers, this makes them think about what the author has chosen to share. why are these memories so important to them?

as humans, we tend to be more verbose than we need to be. i love how this challenge forces you to strip things down to the bare minimum. thanks, Rachel, for this lovely idea. 


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Driving to the city, the first day trip adventure in a while.

Shopping and cute bookstores before meeting up with the best friend. We look at weird clothes and spend at least thirty minutes in the Disney store.

Frantically trying to find that one dress in the time we had left.

Running to the theater, no time to get ready. Slipping into our seats and watching the show. Running into old friends afterwards, laughing about everything.

Late nights call for milkshakes. Stirring straws and talking talking talking.

Saying goodbye and parting ways. Few things are more fun than random adventures.

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I dare you- take a memory, and share it in exactly one hundred words. Then send me the link, because I'd love to read it. ♥


30 comments:

  1. That is so awesome!! I love how clear a picture you painted of your time in such a short time!

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    1. Thank you so much! It was so much fun to write!

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  2. Grace, this is such an wonderful idea. I loved reading yours, it's so sweet and simple, yet sounds so meaningful. I'll definitely do this:)

    ~ Pip | Pip and Lolly

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    1. Thank you, Pip! It's such a fun writing prompt. :) You'll have to link me when you do!

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  3. I think I'm going to take on this challenge pretty soon... <3

    xoxo Abigail Lennah | ups & downs

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    1. Please do!! Your writing is the best. <3

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  4. I LOVE THIS it's so good!! You capture everything so concisely. I just may have to try this sometime :)

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    1. THANK YOU!! You definitely should! :)

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  5. Oh I totally need to try this. Love how you captured it so clearly with so few words. <33

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    1. You should totally try it! It's such a great exercise!

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  6. This was awesome!!! <3 <3 What a cool idea.
    xx

    Sophy of sophyslighthouse.blogspot.com

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  7. This is such a good idea!! I'll have to put this on my blogpost ideas list. :)

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    1. Isn't it? Rachel's ideas are always the greatest. I can't wait for you to try it!:)

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  8. What a perfect challenge idea! I like it. I think I'll have to try it out sometime. And that sounds like a lovely adventure you had. xx

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    1. You should definitely try it! And yes- it was a wonderful adventure:)

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  9. Challenge taken! I love this idea!

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  10. Awe milkshakes with friends are the best! And this is a really cute challenge. I think I'll do it!:)

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    1. Aren't they? Always a great way to spend time. And I'm so glad that you took part in the challenge!!!

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  11. Oh I love this! And it is such a good exercise to get one writing concisely! ALSO ADORE THE PHOTO.

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    1. It really is! I love how it really makes you think about your words. :) AND THANK YOU ISN'T IT SO LOVELY AND COLORFUL?! <3

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  12. Ooh I really like this! I think I shall partake in it soon!

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  13. Love this idea! I think I'll do it soon!

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    1. I'm so glad you do! You definitely should!

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