Limitations

Who can write the best story in under 15 minutes?

Why bother? Limitations are useful until they’re too limiting. The best story written in under 15 minutes is impressive for being written in under 15 minutes. That kind of limitation puts a limit on quality. A story can only be so good if it’s written in under 15 minutes. A useful limitation is not too constraining.

Use every technique that you know of. Use every word. Show off. Who’s stopping you? The stage is yours. Except that this too puts a limit on quality. A useful limitation is not too freeing.

The visible boundaries of your medium aren’t the only useful limitations.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s