We at Common Novel are having a little dispute: I think that 2015 means that for sure we’re living in the future, while Rachel holds that we cannot say we are living in the future until 2020. In honesty, though, 1996 still sounds like a pretty new year to me (I think it’s the six. Sixes just sound sort of bright and shiny).
We wanted to briefly share a cool thing that we’re going to be working on in 2015: the 52 Week Short Story Challenge. The challenge is based on some writing advice from Ray Bradbury, who said that the “best hygiene for beginning writers or intermediate writers is to write a hell of a lot of short stories. If you can write one short story a week—doesn’t matter what the quality is to start, but at least you’re practicing, and at the end of a year you have 52 short stories, and I defy you to write 52 bad ones.”