“I have it all worked out in my head.” This is where the divide between Not Writers and Writers is thinnest: Story Ideas. Creativity, at its core, is a misnomer. We don’t actually create anything new, because we’re not capable of inventing anything we don’t already comprehend: we can’t conceive of something we can’t conceive […]
“I have this cool idea for a story, but I won’t have time to write it until after finals.” This is a perfectly legitimate thing to say if finals are next week, but not if they’re in five months. Stress, health problems, uncertainty at work or at home, children — all of these are legitimate […]
[ This is the second part of a series dealing with the Not Writer, an abstract concept describing a creative person who possesses all the drives and qualities that could enable them to be a writer, but who doesn’t produce much or at all. These posts highlight, explore, and propose perspectives and solutions for common […]
I’m a writer, and I’m fairly proud of that. I take the craft seriously (most of the time), I’ve worked to hone my skills, I’ve studied. Much to learn, still, but that only makes it more fun. Many of my friends are writers too, and I know many writers who aren’t friends but still awesome, […]
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