In my welcome thread, I posted about being a fan of the idea of constrained writing. Searching through the site it doesn't seem that there are too many, if any, examples of constrained writing. What does everyone here think of this? Do you think of it as a cheap gimmick, or do you think of it as an interesting hook that can further the point of a story? Like some gimmicks, I think it can be used very effectively. I've been trying to take academic concepts to translate them into experimental forms for practice (I have one really satisfying short story that I'll have to upload once I can post in the short story forum) and so far I find it fascinating and fun to do. My goal is to eventually write an entire novel on the foundations of multiple constraints - set in a deterministic universe where the most unlikely factors control all who live. EDIT: Woops, didn't realize wiki links aren't allowed.