Best samples of 1 minute writing?

During each day, you’re likely to hear dozens of 200-word writing examples. Where might those ideas come from?

Radio and TV commercials are generally under 200 words, yet they tell a complete story. Single panel cartoons are only a few words. Cartoons strips are also very short.

Jokes are often brief. Sometimes they are just a set-up sentence and a punch line. Others tell a brief story that offers a surprise ending.

How about e-mailings? Each day I receive at least one very good, brief e-mail message!

What’s the best one-minute writing you’ve seen? If you’ll e-mail it to me I’ll print it in this blog, and give you credit by name! Good writing is a community process. We can all help each other. Send your ideas to me at

See Rix’s new e-book “How to Sell Ideas with the Minute Message.”

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Rix Quinn

Rix Quinn is a former magazine editor and now a syndicated columnist for over 100 weekly newspapers. He holds degrees from Texas Christian University and California State University.

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