What to Write, What to Write
Oh wait! I have 552 drafts sitting on Medium. And I have who knows how many in my paper journals.
My paper journals are a trip. Literally in one way — they’re a trip back in time. There are some excellent stories in there, especially the ones that are observations I made at the time.
I keep a journal near my bed for when I write in my sleep. Which happens a fair amount. Yeah, the ~12 hours a day I spend writing or researching stories isn’t always enough. A bright idea in the dark of night *needs* to be written down before the (hopefully) ingenious thoughts slip away like dreams.
It’s funny to read the ones written in the pitch-blackness of my bedroom. Big scrawls, using two pages for what would fit on one. So that I can untangle whatever I wrote if and when I transcribe the notes into real stories (digital). Even then, I often write in Notepad. Some day I’ll have to go through all the Notepad writing I’ve done and get the good ones out on the web.
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Hey you other writers out there. If anybody needs a story I’d be glad to share. Tell me what you want and I’ll show you what I’ve got. I’ll never publish all my drafts, for the simply mathematical reason that every story I write leaves behind at least two more drafts inspired by the story or the research I did while writing the story.
Warning: I don’t write about sex.
I don’t write about computer code either, and I’m sure there are other areas I don’t cover. But generally I’ve got something in almost any category you could name.
Anyway you can email me if you need to borrow an article to post or for inspiration. Believe me — I can spare it. I believe in supporting other writers.
I love sharing with other writers.
Advice: just write.
And buy me a coffee, please.