I mentioned something I have named ‘Alphabet Fiction’ a while back. Well, now I am going to expand on it a little bit.
As you may know, I have a slight obsession with the dictionary. My Handy-Dandy is a source of comfort, security and wisdom. Oftentimes, it is also a source of inspiration. Some of you may remember The Dictionary Distraction (https://missfionna.wordpress.com/2010/03/31/the-dictionary-distraction/) well, Alphabet Fiction follows a similar thought process.
Choose 5 – 10 words that begin with the same letter. Even better if they are within the same dictionary page.
Use the definitions of these words to create a story line.
The title of the story MUST begin with the same letter as the words chosen. (the main title word… not ‘A’ or ‘The’, etc.)
The idea is based on flash fiction (500 words or less) but I bet that longer works could easily be developed using this technique. I haven’t tried anything longer… but one day I will make that attempt.
I am interested to know if anyone gives it a try. I am on outline phase with “D”.
Hope all is well,