Z for short

"To write more, write more." This is my writing notepad.

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“To write more, write more,” they say. It is so true. Starting in 2010, WordPress challenged their subscribers to write one post every day for a year, and presented a daily writing prompt. When I joined the challenge in 2011, I was a reluctant writer. “The resistance is sometimes so strong that it seems like a physical barrier to overcome, despite my urge to write. When I cannot find the angle of an article immediately, I give up,” I wrote on day 6. I quickly overcame that reluctance and the writing was easy. My goal was to prove to myself that I could write whenever I wanted. I only had time for 98 posts, but I have kept on blogging ever since.

It is important to keep the writing flowing. That is why I created Z for short. I needed a notepad type of blog for writing short stories and posts dealing with writing and e-publishing and whatever comes to mind. In the blog, I have included some of the daily WordPress posts mentioned above. Choose the “Writing prompts 2011” category in the sidebar to the right to see them.

Z is short for my writing alias, Zol H. My name is Solveig Hansen. I am a translator, online magazine editor, web editor, blogger and writer. I write in Norwegian, which is my mother tongue, and English.

Company page: TransOnline.no
Norwegian blog on writing and e-pub: TransOnline-bloggen: Språk, skriving og e-publisering
English blog on writing and e-pub: Z for short
E-mail: solveig.hansen(insert @ sign)transonline.no


Written by Solveig Hansen

July 11, 2011 at 12:09 pm

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  1. Have you tried writing six word memoirs? Sometimes harder to do than a paragraph.
    Here’s a couple of mine…
    The relationship lost, all torn up.

    Memories backed up with original documents.

    Names changed to protect the innocent.

    You enshrined her shriveled umbilical cord.

    Hey, I’m here. Bring it on.


    Nancy Barth

    April 14, 2013 at 4:47 am

    • Thanks for dropping by. I experiment with short-short stories and catching-the-moment stories, but six words memoirs… I don’t know… :-)

      I liked this one of yours: “Memories backed up with original documents.”


      Zol H

      April 14, 2013 at 12:34 pm

      • I’ll bet you can do a six word memoir…once you get going, it can be hard to stop, lol. I’m glad you liked my “memories” one. :-) Thanks.


        Nancy Barth

        April 14, 2013 at 8:39 pm

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