A picture is worth 1,000 words. But 330 words are probably easier to write. – Anon.
Welcome to 330 Words
330 Words is a blog for writers. Or more specifically, writers with a digital camera or a camera phone.
The concept behind 330 Words is simple. Take a photograph and let it inspire you towards a piece of fiction.
Let your photograph form the foundation of your story. Choose your own genre and style. Keep the entire thing under 330 words.
What do I do then?
When you’re done with the story, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org with the photograph which inspired the work. We’ll publish it on the blog.
What can my photograph be of?
The photograph can be anything you like (within reason!). Just choose a place or scene that would make for an inspiring 330 words. You never know, your photo might just inspire someone else.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Write a love story based on a picture taken in a park.
- Compose a drama inspired by a shot of a rush-hour train.
- Write a tragedy from a photograph of an empty cup in a coffee shop.
Do I have to include the photograph?
Yep. We want to be able to see the inspiration for the story. As do our loyal readers.
How do I write an entire piece of fiction in 330 words?
You don’t have to. Picture the photograph as a backdrop to a story or a crucial plot point in a novel. Then write 330 words about what happens there.
Do I need to have written before?
Not at all. As long as a submission is an original work and not full of liable or defamatory comments, we’re happy to stick it on the site.
Why 330 words?
350 Words and 360 Words were already taken as blog names.
Who’s behind it all?
330 Words is from the mind of Tom Mason. If you so wish, you can follow his meandering thoughts on Twitter here.
The mind of Trisha Starbrook is currently in charge. She can be found here.