July 14th, 2008

Like Minds

The Originality of Writing

I'm asking this in general instead of just on my writing filter or my writing journal since I feel like it can apply to both fanfic writers and original fic writers.

Have you ever started to write only to get stuck, afraid that what you're writing is empty and the most unoriginal thing ever? I bet most of you have. It could be a piece of fanfic that you're afraid is littered with the same old fandom/fanon cliches or some original project you fear is just Buffy the Vampire Slayer all over again.

What do you do? How do you fight that self-damning urge?

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ETA: Um, did that come off as whiny? It wasn't meant to be. This is sort of part discussion and part rant. I think I failed in what I set out to do whih was just to set up place for people to talk about what works for them, if they feel the same, and to find some solace. Hmm.
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