Writing fanfiction: A cure for writer’s block

In my teen years, I used to read a lot of fanfiction about anime characters. I remember spending hours online discovering stories and making sure I reached the final chapter.

A few days ago, I retook this habit and decided to read with different eyes. I realized that fanfiction is a type of creative writing with tremendous potential to cure a case of writer’s block. Here’s why.

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Why marketing is not [so] evil

I think of marketing and my writing life as a love-hate relationship. In my mind, marketing is all about hard sales and finding channels to keep generating profit.

After giving it some thought, I came to a realization: marketing is like maths. You can’t escape them. They’re always there. They’re part of your life, and you need them. Creative work is not the exception.

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Lessons from the editing process

I am writing my first book. I started compiling ideas in 2016 and did most of the writing in 2017 and 2018.

Now that I’m going through the editing process, I see that the art of writing is not simple at all. I now understand why this can be such a challenging mission. It’s still fun. Don’t get me wrong.

In this entry, I want to document all my thoughts and experiences so far.

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Combo Skills: Writing + Designing (Part 2)

This is the second part of a series of articles I’m calling “Combo Skills” for writers.

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the importance of combining different abilities to improve our writing style. The more I observe certain trends, the more I convince myself that it’s necessary to go beyond a pen and a piece of paper.

The first article focused on public speaking, and now I’m writing about the importance of developing design skills as a writer.

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Combo Skills: Writing + Public Speaking (Part 1)

This is the first part of a series of articles I’m calling “Combo Skills” for writers.

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the importance of combining different abilities to improve our writing style. The more I observe certain trends, the more I convince myself that it’s necessary to go beyond a pen and a piece of paper.

This first article focuses on public speaking.

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A New Technique to Become a Better Writer

As a writer, it is your own responsibility to improve your word usage so that you can create characters, situations and universes.

“If you want to become a really good writer, you have to read a lot.” That’s the first idea that comes to mind when thinking about improvement. While I definitely agree with that, I also think there’s other helpful ways to get there.

I recently started doing something completely new to me: copying passages from my favourite books and lyrics from songs I really like. This technique is worth trying.

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A Public Declaration: I Want to Be a Writer

Do you define your work or does your work define you?

The answer is so personal. It’s entirely up to each unique personality in the world.

Some professionals focus hard on their goals and work until they get where they want to be. Others decide to get job to pay the bills and work on their passion project at night or on weekends.

Any of those options is fantastic as long as you can clearly envision what satisfies you.

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