Keep it Simple

I hate clutter both in my home and in my writing. I think it might be the whole dust issue you know. Having to pick up a hundred little knick knacks to dust a flat surface… really. But I’ve learned that simple is a useful concept for writing these days too. You can’t beat a good flash fiction piece and by good I mean pithy.

In fact most of my best stuff comes after I tighten up.However, I can’t cut back much if I haven’t written much to begin with so I’ve take up a new idea this year. I coined it “middle minding,” always starting where I left off in the middle of my present thoughts and let it run its course.

The outcome is surprising in that I often use some of that stuff in cut and paste format. I guess my creativity really isn’t linear after all therefore my most valuable thoughts would get left off if I didn’t waste a little white space when I do my first draft.


About roundtuit

I live in a bedroom town outside of Madison Wi when I say bedroom I don't mean sleep though we are booming. I raised eight kids, one overly dramatic weiner-dog two lop eared rabbits and a few irritating goldfish along the way. I've been married to my husband Mark for over thirty one years View all posts by roundtuit

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