by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Sigmund Feud is credited with popularizing the idea that the human psyche is multi-faceted. He suggested that our personalities could be seen as having three parts: the id, the ego, and the superego. Long before Freud’s suggestion of this idea, stories were often told with a key character representing one of these... Continue Reading →
I like pens. My writing is so amazing there's never a need to erase.
If you believe you can make a living as a writer, you already have enough ego.
No poet or novelist wishes he was the only one who ever lived, but most of them wish they were the only one alive, and quite a number fondly believe their wish has been granted.
Beware of self-indulgence. The romance surrounding the writing profession carries several myths: that one must suffer in order to be creative; that one must be cantankerous and objectionable in order to be bright; that ego is paramount over skill; that one can rise to a level from which one can tell the reader to go to hell. These myths, if believed, can ruin you. If you believe you can make a living as a writer, you already have enough ego.