Thursday, July 21, 2011

Journal stories

I've been keeping a journal with story ideas. Not something I have to write in every day, but a handy little book when my brain tickles me with a cool plot, character, or setting.

I typed in a couple today and am quite pleased with the results. I'll need to let them sit a couple days so I can get perspective and revise them, but I think they'll be good ones to market to contests.

I also pulled out an old issue of my college literary magazine. My writing was riddled with adjective bullets and adverbial hyperbole, but the concepts were still good. I'm also revising these pieces to send out. No reason to let good meat rot in the basement.