Why We Recycle #1LinerWeds

This reason given by S-I-L Zak Kendall for using his old manuscripts for kindling wins the internet:

Of course, as we know, manuscripts don’t burn. Still….

A WRITING PROMPT BASED ON MY POST: Write about someone burning or attempting to burn a manuscript. Bonus points, if it takes place in hell.


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I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Why We Recycle #1LinerWeds

  1. Dan Antion

    March 14, 2018 at 8:22am

    I have spent forty years writing software that produces paper and automating processes in order to eliminate paper. I don’t think I’m helping.

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      Marian Allen

      March 14, 2018 at 9:23am

      Yeah, remember when computers were hailed as the advent of the paperless office? To be fair, though, I do generate a lot less paper in my writing. Maybe I should continue to print out a hard copy of everything, in case the grid goes down forever. But I figure that if that happens, nobody is going to be buying books for a while, anyway. Also, I’ll have other things to worry about.
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  2. I’m facing that very dilemma: what do I take with me that’s on paper only?

    Everything else is backed up in at least to (digital) place. I could take digital copies of my many notebooks, transcribe them when I have time and if I need space on the hard drive.

    There is a lot when it takes you 15 years to write a novel.
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      Marian Allen

      March 15, 2018 at 8:20am

      I hear that. It took me over 15 years to finish SAGE, but for different reasons. I printed everything out, and I kept the old versions, which was good, since I eventually had to pick them apart and build the final version out of the pieces. Easier to do with physical paper, for me. Literal cut and paste. lol
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