Three Line Tales owes its existence to (the now defunct) Three Line Thursday, a weekly writing challenge that used to be a big part of my writing week. When it closed down, I missed it. When I rejigged my blogging schedule for my one year anniversary, I said I’d TLT by myself.
Then I decided I’d see if anyone wanted to TLT alongside me. And boy does it turn out that people want to TLT along – the number of participants is increasing week by week. Thanks everybody, you rock!
There are no real rules, but I’d like to ask you to stick to most of these guidelines:
- Write three lines to go with the weekly photo prompt (the photos I use are either royalty-free or I’ve been given permission by the photographer to use them; please credit where appropriate) – sideways interpretation is encouraged. The photo is the launch point – take us wherever you fancy.
- Your lines can be poetry, micro-fiction, micro non-fiction, quotes you think fit the photo prompt or just a really long caption – everything goes as long as it’s three lines long (you decide how long one line is).
- I’d love it if you gave your lines a title – makes it easier for the round-up (see below).
- Please link back to the weekly post (for starters, a pingback will alert me to your post so I can add it to the weekly round-up; some of your readers might want to join in, too – the more, the merrier, right?).
- Tag your post with 3LineTales – it’ll make it easier for others to find it in the Reader.
- Use the hashtag #3LineTales on Twitter , #3LineTales on Tumblr, #3LineTales on Ello or #3LineTales on Instagram if you’d rather not use your blog or don’t have one.
- Read other participants’ lines and let them know what you think of their work. To make it easier for everyone, I’ll publish a weekly TLT round-up on Sundays (I may include latecomers, but don’t count on it).
- If you want, post your three lines in the comments of the weekly post (I think they’d look much better on your blog, though).
- If the photo inspires you to write something longer than three lines, put a link in the comments, anyway – but mention you went over, please.
- Have fun.