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Drabbles -- Word Count

I just read a drabble.

Actually, I didn't!

The Author Notes (A/N) for this drabble read: I don't count 'a' or 'an'

Say what???

Um... Author in question? You don't get to change the rules to suit you! We just used the Drabble format for our first Writing Circle meeting recently, and we didn't tell people: A drabble is exactly 100 words -- EXCEPT for whatever words you decide you don't want to count, such as 'a' or 'an.'

I just had to shake my head when I saw those Author Notes...

The whole point of writing drabbles is to learn to do an EXACT word count, no matter how difficult. It teaches you writing discipline. Cheating on the word count doesn't teach you anything. Oh. Wait! It teaches you how to cheat! (heh)

Enough said.

Tags: 2009, january-2009, writing
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