Don’t Let “Motivation” Be Your Crutch

So, you want to create something, right? The 21st century Mona Lisa, a debut album that would put the Velvet Underground to shame, maybe even the next great American novel! You're gonna be a legend, an icon. In 2119, bored teenagers will have to read about you in their holo-textbooks... only catch is, you still … Continue reading Don’t Let “Motivation” Be Your Crutch

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In Defense of the Self-Insert: More Than a Mary Sue

"Self-insert" is such a dirty term in many writing communities, isn’t it? It even sounds kinda dirty. But I don’t think it should be. Okay, okay, pitchforks down. This isn’t gonna be a defense of wish-fulfillment protagonist: The Mary Sue/Gary Stu. The Ebony Dark’ness Dementia Raven Ways. All those Sonic the Hedgehog OCs (seriously, Google … Continue reading In Defense of the Self-Insert: More Than a Mary Sue