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don’t you hate it when you’re just writing along and then you think wait would that even is that possible how does this work oh shit RESEARCH
and the next thing you know you have twenty million tabs open about everything from hydrogen engines to the psychology of serial killers to the evolution of the pronghorn
Writing an Essay When You're a Writer
- Writer: This is boring.
- Writer: How about a metaphor here?
- Writer: Oh, that's good.
- Writer: And some kickass description, that would be good.
- Writer: And quirky backtalk.
- Writer: Accusations.
- Writer: Sass.
- Writer: I know! Let's change the setting a bit!
- Writer: Oh, I have a character that would love this.
- Writer: Character?
- Character: Yeah?
- Writer: Pop into this story, would you?
- Writer: NO WAIT.
- Writer: THIS IS AN ESSAY.
- Writer: AND NOW I GOT TO START ALL OVER AGAIN.
- Me in school: oh my god i'm so inspired right now i gotta write
- Me at the store: oh my god my brain is bursting I need to get this idea down
- Me at work: I'm gonna write a ton today I'm so excited
- Me at home: here we go
- Me: *opens up Microsoft Word*
- Me: *stares at blank page and blinking cursor*
- Me: I'll just try tomorrow, then.
The Literary Dilemma
When you finish a scene or a short story and you reread it immediately:
“Wow, this is the best thing I’ve ever written.”
When you read it a week later:
“Wow, this is garbage.”
Great thing about writing: You get more skilled at your craft every day.
Terrible thing about writing: You get more skilled at your craft every day.