I may beat my head against the wall before this is all said and written.
And you may wonder why anyone would try and write a story a day. What is the point? And you may have a point. Sure.
But at the very least, this exercise teaches me something about my writing… and maybe my own brain. Writing stories so close together reveals what images, phrases, objects, ideas you like a lot and repeat. For example, six stories in and I see that I like doors and things characters want but can’t have.
Really. The want-and-can’t-have thing may describe most every story I’ve ever written. With the want-and-is-sorry-to-get-it variation.
I’ll let the psychologists sort that out.
But it is good to know what phrases you over use, what gestures you keep giving your characters, what you keep going back to again and again.
What sorts of things do you repeat in your stories?