Economy of words –
Challenge yourself to make every word count: take a story you’ve written and reduce it to 200 words (that’s Flash Fiction), then bring it down to a paragraph (Paragraph Fiction), then to six words.
It’s possible to evoke a story with discernible plot in six words:
“Failed SAT. Lost Scholarship. Invented Rocket.” William Shatner
“For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Ernest Hemingway
“Longed for him. Got him. Shit.” Margaret Atwood