—299 words. Anything more is waste.—
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December 19, 2006 at 3:15 pm
hey David, just got around to updating my blogroll and finally got you on it
Thank you, Qazse. I have remedied a similar oversight.
December 20, 2006 at 2:40 pm
For you, my friend, a haiku of my own submitted for this Holiday.
open minds unite
in such vast territories
Interesting how computers can link you with souls.
Very thoughtful of you, Adagio. Thank you.
December 20, 2006 at 3:24 pm
yes, adagio, it is an interesting phenomenon to ponder
February 7, 2007 at 12:15 am
Thank you, alinda.
May 21, 2007 at 5:11 am
I liked you website theme.
It’s simple but attractive.
Thank you, Naresh. It’s a free WordPress template.
June 1, 2007 at 12:27 am
Like your slogan: 299 words each. Anything more is a waste.
I just started my marketing & advertising blog. One challenge is to keep post length short. Though I could have provided a brief to my copywriter to write, I thought there’s no sincerity, honesty and passion by doing so. I started writing shorter sentences, check my grammar and even give the article an overnight test to ascertain I still like the content tomorrow. After 3 months of blogging, I found I enjoyed the writing process and I’m improving (snail pace though).
I wish I can write a complex story with 299 words some days.
Lastly, thank you for popping by my blog. It would be very nice to welcome you back again.
Thank you, Vivienne. I appreciate your sharing the process. You can expect me back, and probably others will come too, intrigued by what you’ve said here. Lastly, it’s fascinating to me how often my slogan is quoted back to me, with an extra word inserted!
June 2, 2007 at 11:35 am
ha … that’s why you are the pro and me the amateur.
Well, Vivienne, you are undoubtedly a better marketer than I am!
January 13, 2009 at 4:22 pm
Hey, I gave you a shout out in submitting five blogs for a new publication: The Printed Blog.
Also, thanks for the comment at No More. Yeah, I get the feeling the caped-Obama- crusader is going to be busier than Jack Bauer and MacGyver on acid in the Congo while being chased by an angry, hungry lion.
And the conservative shitstorm will be a knockin’ soon. Ah, that’s the door, must be them.
Wow, that’s some comment, Jason. What must I have said to elicit that? Thanks for your visit and your shout-out and welcome to Very Short Novels.
April 28, 2009 at 10:02 am
I’m very interested in your blog, but I think 299 words are too few. Maybe 299 words are right for fiction to be read on a mobile phone or a blackberry, but I think a reader on a laptop can cope with 800-1000. I feel a little bit cheated. Please will you try writing something over 1000 words… just to experiment… it could be spectacular.
Sorry, tychy, no. We do not go on and on here at Very Short Novels. You’ll have to look elsewhere for those hefty tomes you favor. But thank you, and welcome to Very Short Novels.
October 17, 2009 at 7:22 pm
I stumbled upon this and had to share my own flash-fiction blog with you. Vignettology (at vignettology.blogspot.com) does something similar. We post short short stories of about a paragraph’s size. So, not exactly novels, but feel free to check it out!
Sure thing, Kelly. I will and I encourage other lovers of short fiction to check it out too.
August 16, 2010 at 7:43 am
thanks david for you comments on the: “World’s Longest Blog.”
Reaching 1,000 hits soon, keep those comments coming.
299 words say it all, how many more could anyone possibly want to read?… ;)
It’s taken me years to gather 2,260 comments, joe, but you and I have different agendas. Good luck.
August 16, 2010 at 3:35 pm
I am surprised that you’re able to write different comments to everybody; none of your comments are the same.
Thanks, Nora. For the most part, reader have such different comments to make, all I need to do is respond accurately to make my answers different! I appreciate that you pay such close attention.
September 8, 2010 at 10:27 pm
i write short stories of well some call it hard core sex but i don’t and tryi ng to find someone to publish them but no luck. would like to make a book of short stories. if u can help me please let me know. i have never counted my words but there not long stories at all. thanks
I’m afraid I can’t help at all, sueanne. Short stories are hard to publish. I post mine here to get them read, but it doesn’t help me get into print.
September 26, 2010 at 1:55 am
Just visited and appreciate the idea of 299 words. Stay blessed.
December 6, 2010 at 10:51 am
the Honorable Reverend Parallax
I’m picking up what you’re putting down. Maybe you’ll enjoy my project as well.
December 16, 2010 at 10:42 am
hi dave, wow, it was a while since i wrote another one..
January 28, 2011 at 11:36 pm
I’m kind of new here; okay, so I just found your delightful blog and was wondering how it works: do people submit work to you? Is this a private group? I guess I should read around and figure it out, but I’m sleepy and want help :(
I’m coming back tomorrow to do some spying and commenting ;)
Thanks, Magaly. How it works is I post when I can. The Novels are all mine and there is no group. But yes, please do poke around and comment.
March 30, 2012 at 2:31 am
Great site, mega concept. Will keep calling back. On my follow list.
Thanks, Strihc. I’m glad I have your interest.
April 19, 2012 at 1:56 am
Professor, I was wondering for our research paper, can we use most of the information that is in our Causal paper, Definition essay, and any other research we have used in previous papers about our topic?
April 19, 2012 at 4:39 am
Yes, Tyson. That’s exactly what you’re supposed to do.
April 19, 2012 at 10:58 am
Thank you, and also can you please quickly comment on my research paper and let me know what I am doing wrong so far, and to lead me on the right track?
April 19, 2012 at 11:00 am
I’m afraid not at this time. I have obligations right up until 2 when we are scheduled to meet. We can look at it together when I see you and you can revise on the basis of what we discuss.
April 19, 2012 at 11:02 am
Okay that is fine, I just feel that my introduction is basically letting the people know information on gangs, like the background history and i was wondering was i wrong for giving that information?
April 19, 2012 at 11:43 am
I understand in some of my previous posts you have seen that most of my sources come from sources other then academic search premier, but that is because no information regarding my topic is showing up on there.
June 25, 2012 at 10:07 am
Hey there Mr. David! I’m highly impressed with your fresh and novel style of writing. I tried and eventually managed to frame a very short novel, roughly about 295 words. So yay :) ! Can I tell you how glad I am to stumble across your way. You’re a star.
Talk soon. Regards and grin !
- yours in literature zone,
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