Hier erklärt Barry, worum es geht:
"For a good number of years now, I have been writing short stories of exactly 50 words - no more, no less (excluding the Title) - known as Mini-Sagas.
The idea for the mini-saga was invented by the author, Brian W. Aldiss. I spoke with Brian a number of years back when I was after some advice about writing novels, and he suggested that I take a stab at the mini-saga, which I did. And since then, I've loved writing them.
Granted, it's been a while since I wrote my last one, which was actually part of an eBook called 'Mini-Sagas for the mind' I put together in 2006. A friend of mine did the illustrations for some of the stories, which was a real treat. Recently I've been thinking about writing some more mini-sagas, and decided to write and store them in one of my trusted Filofaxes (as I'm a Filofax 'fan'). In the past I've stored them on various Palm and Pocket PC devices, laptop and desktop computers, and other gadgets, but never stored in a Filofax. And as I'm quickly discovering, the Filofax is indeed a perfect place to store them!
Und so funktioniert die Filofax Mini-Saga Competition:For writers (established and beginners), mini-sagaing is an excellent exercise for sharpening one's writing skills. They force you to expand your vocabulary and substitute those lengthy paragraphs with single word alternatives. And for readers, mini-sagas are extremely fun and enjoyable to read, and can also be very educational, as an Hungarian friend of mine pointed out once. I was delighted that she had learned six new English words after only reading three of my mini-sagas.The purpose of this blog then is to share photos/scans of the mini-sagas I write in my various Filofaxes, on my various Filofax-dedicated paper. I may also share some thoughts too on paper organisation in general, and perhaps share my set up as well. Let's see what happens."
Bis 31. Juli 2012 habt Ihr Zeit, eine Mini-Saga (oder auch mehrere!) von exakt 50 Wörtern einzureichen, geschrieben auf Filofax-Papier und fotografiert in Eurem Filo. (Email und alle Details siehe hier). Teilnehmer aus aller Welt sind willkommen, die Story muss allerdings in Englisch geschrieben sein.
Beispiele findet Ihr im Blog.
Eine Jury wird zwei Gewinner küren und diese am 4. August 2012 im Blog bekannt geben.
Na, wenn das kein Anreiz ist...