150 days. 150 stories. In five minutes. Nanonovels are a genre-busting experiment in story sparks and the mystery of creativity. In 150 days and 150 stories, Jules Horne battles writer’s block with a clock, a shelf of books, and a wild imagination.
Ostriches, Oulipo, leeches, grammar, trolls, toenails and tiny back yards… No random stimulus can resist her storytelling powers – until one fateful night at the Station Hotel in Dumfries.
Nanonovels is my first collection of short stories. They were written one a day, in five minutes each, over the space of a few months in 2007-8, and initially published online.
My very earliest experiments in nanonovels were published in 2004 in Product, the Scottish magazine of arts, ideas and culture.
I love the compact form and possibilities of microfiction, prose poems, postcard stories, nanodramas – call them what you will – and wrote a blog about it for The Guardian website.
Here’s a blog about Nanonovels.
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