Excuse Editor Tip:
Start with 100 words. That's not much. You could write a whole story. People wrap up their days with 140 characters on Twitter . You'll probably find that it is more difficult to ONLY write 100 words. That's great, because then you will know the joy of shaping your story; you'll be cutting away anything unnecessary to get at the essence of your art, just like a sculptor. In this case, you'll have to be as precise as those calligraphers who write on the grains of rice. 100 words is short. This post has already gone WAY over.
There's a reason behind this tip: A Contest Deadline! You only have a few more days, but that just be enough for you to write a short, short story and submit it! Click here for more information. There is a $15 entry fee, but the top prize is $400!
Good Luck. Let me know how it goes!
(Use market information at your own risk. Excuse Editor recommends researching any market you decide to submit to. Excuse Editor gives no warranty to
completeness, accuracy, or fitness of the markets and contests. But don't use that as an excuse not to write.)