After reading over the many, many awesome and very curious responses to our share your last sentence entry, Brandyllyn wrote:
I was reading the post on last sentences and saw that many were from people’s works in progress. I thought a minute about mine and while I have a couple of WIPs floating about, most recently I was writing on my never story. This is usually a short story (sometimes fanfiction) where I can do silly things with my characters and writing knowing there’s no way I’m ever going to try to publish it. It’s where I write when I have no ideas for my novels but need to write anyway. I find a lot of my good writing migrates between the “never” stories and the “real” stories as it’s a great tool for me as a writer.
I suppose the long and short is – am I the only one who does this? I’d be curious to know if anyone else has a ‘never’ story.
Huh. Interesting question. I’m usually writing for this here site, and while there have been a few entries I couldn’t really get anywhere with (“Does putting the names of contemporary songs in a novel date it or somehow interrupt the reality constructed by the reader?” – Yes/no questions don’t really light a fire under my verbose ass) most of the time things I start out writing end up here.
But what about you – do you have a never and a real?