What Happens to the Stories That Never Get Told?

Check out this post from the Novelty Revisions blog that asks What Happens to the Stories That Never Get Told?

Meg Dowell Writes

All writers have fears. Whether we speak aloud of them or not, they’re there.

I used to be afraid that if I let someone read a story I’d written, they would pretend it was good — that way adults hang up children’s scribbles as if worthy of awards — even if it wasn’t. It stopped me from sharing my work for a long time, until a teacher told me my work was worth setting free.

I have very abstract fears, as someone who spends a lot of time imagining scenarios that may or may never happen. It makes me a very creative human, but also plagues me with constant worries about things other people probably never stop to think about.

Example: What happens to the characters in a book after it’s over? Does my dog secretly understand what I’m saying and know I’m talking about her Christmas present?

And another:…

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