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The Blank Page

By Shane Joseph, published on Feb 16, 2014

...by cleverly studied demographic archetypes. “Entertainments,” I call them. They make blockbuster movies.

Fear of the blank page may have driven writers to have written those entertainments in order to keep their muscles active until the “real stories” returned. But those potboilers are like drugs, blinding you with fame and money and keeping you churning them out until any real story is stillborn and your imagination is rendered sterile. For it is easy to tweak the formula, replace the villain, change the setting, and voila, more of the same, and another fat cheque... (more)

Tags: writing, writers, Reflection, real, imagination, blank, page, flotsam, potboiler, other

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