You probably remember my Book of Nature project. I used photos of nature I've taken and wrote short micro stories inspired by the images. I've since moved the project to Patreon only, however, I still do micro stories for all to read over on Instagram. These micro stories are a bit different. The images can be anything. I'm having a lot of fun writing these stories. Hopefully, they are entertaining and it's good practice for me.
That actually brings me to the point of this blog post. If you're a writer, I encourage you to do this too. Even if you don't want to share them with the world, it's still a great exercise. I'm now finding myself viewing nearly everything with the potential to be a story. It really helps keep the creativity flowing all day.
It makes for great practice as well. Think about it, you have to convey a story (or at least part of one) with 6 or less sentences. Not incredibly easy. It forces you to write far more creatively without the risk of getting burned out quickly. Some daily writing challenges have you write pages or paragraphs but it can get overwhelming. Especially, if you're a writer with a day job.
So, I present to you the idea of micro stories. If you're a writer, give it a try. I promise you'll love it. And please, share them with me. Use Canva to make some really cool images. Feel free to share them with me on social media or email them to me. My favorites will be featured on my Instagram page, with credit to the writer, of course. I look forward to seeing your stories and if you want to read some of mine, be sure to give me a follow on Instagram. Thanks for reading and remember, keep wandering. Just not alone.
Evan Bond, author of To the Wolves and Death Can Wait, is a thriller/suspense author. When not writing, he can be found hiking or camping in the beautiful state of Florida.