Siding, Papery Junk, and Your Writing?

How’s it going? Ran into something a little bit different today that sparked some thoughts…the landlord. This’ll be a short post, by the way.

Let’s get to it.

And no, not literally running into. He’s getting new siding put on the house, and he told me the roofers found some kind of papery junk underneath the siding that had been there before, so they’re just going to throw it away, and start over fresh.

Sometimes in writing it’s the same. If you’re not being hard on yourself unnecessarily, stuff you write is going to be junk. Or will sound like it when you go back over it later.

Other times you can salvage a character here, or a snippet of dialogue there (which is why I’m an advocate of not deleting stuff out of memory or hard drive).

(That’s also why I have a love-hate relationship with revision–I love it, hate it, and sometimes love to hate it.)

Remember to look into things as deeply as you can–you just might find paper where you thought there was substance.

Until next time,



About Ty Mall

Thanks for stopping by. I've almost always been interested in writing, among other things. Along with discovering pop culture, I've uncovered a lot about the craft over the past 10 years. And whether you're a fiction writer or email copywriter, I'm here to pass on what I've found out. And have a ton of fun in the process.
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