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The Difference Between Writing Blog Posts and Short Stories

To start with the most obvious – blog posts are stream-of-consciousness – fiction is meticulously edited. Here on my blog, I’m just trying to come up with something interesting and cohesive with no pre-meditation. Fiction – if it’s well done – is quite a bit more complex. Big difference.

And yet….

It’s uniquely challenging to attempt to write something that communicates an idea everyday and make it public. I’m now in year four, folks, and I can’t imagine anyone ever reading through even half this stuff. So why do it? Quite simply – discipline – and the challenge of trying to do something difficult.

But it turned out there was an important and surprisingly unexpected benefit. This blog unlocked the door to another channel of creativity – one that I didn’t see coming.

I’m just walking through that door and seeing where it goes.