Hubris allowed…

As I am adding a new 55 Words Story, a pattern seems to reveal itself.

It is called Hubris allowed, but at your own risk.

All the stories, or the titles anyway, can be applied on writing. Hubris, or being very proud, too proud even, is  dangerous for a writer. I am a proud person, so this could be a risk for me, as I do not take criticism very well. I seem to think that I am right and the others wrong, in many cases.

On the other hand,   I am very critical for myself and  that can be devastating too, as it makes me doubt about my capacities as a writer.

So i’ll conclude, as today’s lesson, that it is not wrong to be pleased with my writing and that others can have a different point of view, or even may be right. A very hard lesson to learn.




I just wrote a knew 55 Words story and guess what? It turned out to be the favourite word of a starting writer. Procrastination.

A difficult word too.  And hard to escape it.

It is true that I do it and I guess you do it too.  So let’s motivate each other and let’s continue writing that book, now. Now!

Good luck to you all, beloved readers and writers.

Bad Joke

Today I wrote  a new 55 words Story and I called it “Bad Joke”

Now I am looking at the title, writing could turn out to be a bad joke too, so let’s hope not. Sometimes it feels like it, but hey, I am blessed.  Trying to write every day  is nearly the only problem I have. And a toothache.

The universe spoils me, so I really hope I can give something back. To you for instance, my beloved reader and writer.

Enjoy the reading, enjoy the writing. I will too. I can now continue writing my book.







Another 55 Words Story


As I wrote in a previous post,  I write a 55 words story to start my writing process. It is called Sweet revenge”.

I seem to be in a violent mood. I hope it will  pass, otherwise I’ll murder all the characters in my book.

I will start writing a new page in my book now, as I am in a state of flow to put it a bit dramatically. According to my family I am  a drama queen anyway, so that suits me, as a writer. And so I can spin any flaw in my personality into a quality, as long as I can use it for my writing. A bit of viciousness seems to improve my writing too.

I was glad to meet yo again today, fellow reader and writer. I wish you all the luck in the world!

How to Start Writing Every single day – 55 words Story

To start writing every single day

As I said before, to start writing is the most difficult task for me.

It is like going inside for an oral exam, when you know that a jury of six people is waiting for you. It is  like  driving with an instructor aboard who wants you to make mistakes and is pleased when you fail. It is like hearing a teacher say that you will never be a good in maths, which was true by the way. It is like listening to your own voice that says that thousands and thousands of people are writing and that even more books are published and nobody needs another writer with another book.

Shortly it is like writing on an empty page. And empty it is. It is staring blankly to you and you stare at your fingers, ready to type, to type anything on that  indignant white computerpage.

A story of 55 words

Well, here is a trick that works for me. I start typing a word and another word and I make a story of it. A story of 55 words, no less and no more.  It should be a real story with a beginning, a middle and an end.

As soon as I have that story, I can go on with my book and it goes very well. I tried it yesterday and I had a kind of a breakthrough  and  I was so relieved.  To show to you that I am not lying, I will publish the 55 words story that I wrote yesterday. Give me some time because as I said, I am writing in Dutch and have to translate it in English. Let’s hope I won’t have more than 55 words in English!

Ok, I did it. It is not my best 55 words story, but it is the story I wrote yesterday. “Bloody bird” in 55 Words-Stories“. My point is, I wrote it to start writing.

I sincerely hope it works for you too! You can always give it a try. Good luck to you.