Sometimes, it's good to write just for the sake of writing. I think that doing so helps to keep a writer cognizant of the rules of grammar and tuned in to that broadcast of strange ideas that seems to reach the headspace of all story lovers.
I have stories that are the results of such writing practice. Some of them really suck, and some of them I actually love quite a bit for various reasons, even if they're imperfect. The sucky ones are going to stay tucked away on my flash drive, but I'd love to share the ones I'm fond of with anyone who comes to the site.
I've posted the first of such stories to Google Docs. It's called "Trolls in the Modern World (It Has Nothing To Do with Message Boards)," and it's a short modern fantasy tale featuring some of my favorite bridge-dwellers from fairytale lore. Anyone who clicks on the link below can read it, and if you have a Google/Gmail account, you can download it, free, free, free. And if you like it, please, pass it along, or send people over to this site! I'd love to share it with as many people as possible.
Click to get reading: "Trolls in the Modern World" And thanks!
Trolls in the Modern World (It Has Nothing To Do with Message Boards) by Sheila Johnson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Hey, freelancers! Ever get the feeling that the world just doesn't Get It (tm) -- or get you? Well, my friend Dan Dougherty does, and he's channeled all of that empathy (and frustration) into the comic Beardo, which you can buy in its collected form at www.beardocomics.com . It makes me laugh and cry, all at once.