Saturday, May 28, 2011

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You could get rich and famous writing these hundred word ditties. You’d have to brand them somehow, give them a proper name, one that suggests intellectual depth, something clever like... like ‘Centimots’. Yes: a prefix and a French word! Then, you’d have to become the leading voice of Centimots, the revolutionary who charts the way, like Hemingway with his sparse, direct style. It’s risky, because Centimots are gimmicky. Novelties, without the novel, like haiku, and no one ever got rich writing haiku. You could try, but my honest gut sense is that – unlike this story – there’s no %age in it.

2 comments:

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drabble

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  2. http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.11/sixwords.html

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