Friday, April 17, 2009

A Weird Title Makes Interesting Stories

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A title like Me And My Muffin Top Go To The Beach can make a great short story.

Through his website, Brooklyn-based writer Nick Faber writes 100-word stories based on random titles submitted by site visitors.

Faber says people do their best to stump him and his team of writers by submitting “the weirdest titles they can possibly think of,” including The Banana Loaf That Came Alive And Befriended The Baby Elephant and 1,037 Tiles (Or How I Broke Your Heart For Less Than $27.54).

He says, “I scroll down the list of titles people send me in my inbox, and they’re really trying to challenge me. I usually look until one jumps out at me and I get inspired. I start imagining the entire world where this title exists.”

Faber gives himself boundaries by only allowing each story to be 100 words long, but there are some funky titles that make him want to build a longer story, which he plans on attempting someday.

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