I have decided to transform into a ‘Creative Agony Aunt’ again for the day, helping troubled writers resolve matters of the heart using their creative skills. If you missed last week’s edition please click here.
My qualifications for being a ‘Creative Agony Aunt’ are:
- I like to talk a lot.
- I like to give advice on things which I don’t know much about.
- I consider myself to be a very creative person. (sigh!)
Here is the email from this week’s troubled writer:
Last week I was feeling hormonal / a little tense / not myself and I snapped at my friend. She is now being cold with me and won’t talk much.
Is there anyway I could use my writing skills to solve this issue?
Please help Blondewritemore I am desperate!
An unhappy sandy blonde haired writer
Hello there unhappy blonde writer friend,
Being hormonal can be hard for any writer. Those pesky hormones do have their uses though; they are on our side when we are writing tough fight scenes and they can help us intensify those special romantic scenes. Sigh!
Don’t despair my blonde friend micro fiction is going to rescue you!
With any friendship breakdown I always suggest writing the unhappy party a short story (1500 words+).
However on this occasion I would strongly advise you to write something short and snappy as she might not be able to stomach anything longer from you.
Whip up a 100 word piece of micro fiction for your friend, avoiding difficult subjects like battles, conflict and heartbreaks. Keep it light and fun!
Make sure your friend features in the story and describe her in a way which will make her smile:
- Lose 20 Ibs on her physical description
- Describe her facial skin as youthful and dewy
- Give her big glossy hair
- Dress her in something snazzy
The plot needs to go something like this:
Good (her) needs to triumph over bad (you).
Remember to print it out on nice paper, spray with a pleasant floral scent, wrap up in a ribbon and pop it through her door.
I can assure you that micro fiction will see you through this troubling time.
Huzzah for micro fiction!
Lots of virtual & creative hugs
Your creative Agony Aunt
Next week this Creative Agony Aunt helps a red headed writer blogger confess her romantic feelings for another blogger using a ‘list blog post’ – loud sigh!