Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Writing MY Stories

“... all people have in them this power to write greatly and well, when they express freely and carelessly what is true to THEM. – Brenda Ueland in If You Want to Write.
I tried writing a few stories with the idea of submitting them to certain magazines. Most of them ended up in my dead stories folder. The rest I rewrote and sent elsewhere? What was wrong with the originals? They weren't MY stories. They were in a style foreign to me, one I thought would be acceptable to specific editors. Maybe someday as I write more and develop as a writer I'll get published in one of “those magazines,” but for now I'll work on writing stories I care about and decide where to submit them based on the end result.

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