Conveying Concepts Clearly & Concisely:
An Exercise To Focus on Using Only Necessary Words
Can a story plot/mood/genre show itself in just six words? Read the six-word “stories” below, in the left column. Match each mini-story with the conceptual that best describes the plot.
A) She died. “I cried,” he lied. 1) DISILLUSIONED
B) She lied, “I tried.” He cried. 2) GULLIBLE
C) She sighed, “He lied.” I cried. 3) NO LOSS
Write your own mini-stories in 6-10 words, not including titles. You need not rhyme as I have.
This exercise will force you to use only necessary words to convey the plot. Some conceptual title suggestions follow, or you may create your own.
· NEW BEGINNING
· UNEXPECTED LOVE