Sunday, December 18, 2011

100 sites for fiction writers: #88 - Fifteen Minutes of Fiction

This is an ongoing series looking at websites that can be of help to fiction writers with their craft and career.

Fifteen Minutes of Fiction

One of the most common complaints writers, especially fiction writers, have is that there is never enough time to write. There always seems to be something else needing to be done. Going to work. Feeding the kids. Walking the dog. Plus a million other daily tasks.

Now it is true many of us lead busy lives, but it is also almost always true that most of us could spare 15 minutes each day. That's where a website like Fifteen Minutes of Fiction comes in handy, by giving us tools and inspiration to write every day.

To keep it basic, you Register with the site, then each week there is a new writing Prompt assignment. Then you complete the assignment, writing something based upon the prompting. Do you have to spend exactly 15 minutes on the project? Of course not. But 15 minutes is a decent goal, especially for those struggling at finding time to write.

What else can be found at the site? Plenty of Articles about different types of writing, for one thing. You can also join in with the online chats going on at the site's Forum. Too, you can look into the Gallery to see some featured comment, to get to know some of the writing and writers to be found at this website.

Fifteen Minutes of Fiction can't solve all your problems for you, but it can be a nice goad to help you along as a writer. By reading the works of others and taking part in the site's prompts, you can help to build your experience as a writer, as well as your constancy.

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