Monday, March 19, 2012

Reviving old stories

Have you ever gone back to something you started wring years ago? Maybe it was something you thought would never go anywhere, or maybe it was something with a lot of potential but other events got in the way.
I’ve been looking back over my earlier writing lately, and though I’m not impressed with the quality of the individual sentences, some of the content is decent, if not solid. I’ve started to notice that some of my more recent pieces are actually extensions of older works, as if I’m retelling the same story in a different (better developed) way.
If you’ve been writing for a long time, I’d encourage you to look back over your incomplete projects. Even if they aren’t masterpieces, there’s always something salvageable. You might be surprised.


  1. Not too long ago, I took a look at a project I started during my early college years. I hadn't looked at it in a while and I don't remember what made me go look at it now, but I did. And then I had a good laugh at just how bad it was. I remembered it being so much better...

  2. I plan to do that this year. I wrote a couple of dystopian novels years ago and now they're popular. I hope I can salvage something from them.