Obsessions, a Writing Technique

Recently, I heard somebody talk about how writers have “obsessions.” That is, things that writers personally are interested in or fascinated by that appear throughout their writing. This person noted that writers often lean into their obsessions to improve their writing in some facet or another.

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Motivation: How to Write More

Motivation is a fickle thing when writing. Sometimes it comes and (more often) it doesn’t. But motivation is necessary in order to write (you need to be motivated to do something in order to do it). Likewise, inspiration is often a key component in motivation, but inspiration concurring with motivation is rare indeed.

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Alex Arts: My Main Character

This is something I’ve been working on for a while in random bursts. I had done something like this before, but this time, I wanted it to be more significant to me. And it happened that I had a sketch of an outline of the main character in my main writing project that was perfect for this. The contrast in this image does not show up great against the light backdrop of my blog, but a lot of the essence is still here, I think.

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This Thing We Call Writer’s Block

I once heard a writer say that he never gets writer’s block; he claims he always has ideas. Maybe I am misinterpreting what this author was saying, but I can’t help but disagree with what I think his meaning was. Aside from sounding highly pretentious, he didn’t seem to totally understand what exactly writer’s block is—at least by my definition of writer’s block (which may or may not be accurate).

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Idea Mediums: Fundamentally Flawed

The process from effectively conveying a story idea is lengthy. You can write it into a book, novel, or similar; you can make a movie; or take a different approach. However, in reality, there is no way that idea will ever be told to the world in the same beautiful way that it was in your head.

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The Shelf

As a reader, I have come across a fair few books and other written materials that I have found helpful or “good” in some capacity or another. Here is the compiled list. I will also put this into a separate page titled “The Shelf” and will be adding to this list over time.

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