How To Exorcise Your Story — An Inky Mess

Arrowhead Freelance and Publishing

So you’re a writer! Congratulations. Welcome to the club- you won’t be enjoying your stay.

You see, when you’re making up a story, it’s all fun and games; you’ve got nice characters, a nice setting, a nice plot. It’s only when you start writing a story that everything goes to hell.

As worshippers of the goddess of Fiction, we must show our devotion to her gift of writing by being utterly obsessed with our writing. If you’re anything like me, you will be consumed by your character while you’re writing in his/her voice, and you will be shocked when you come out of your writer’s coma to see your work space around you instead of a foggy forest filled with nymphs.

And if you let it go even further (meaning that you start thinking about your story even when you’re not writing), you will inevitably start behaving like your character. This…

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