Eden’s Thoughts On Writing

Posted by on August 22, 2012 in Opening the Vein, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Eden’s Thoughts On Writing

Our torture subject for this week, Hydra Games writer Eden Kupermintz, shares some thoughts on writing.

In his words:

Writing is an individual experience. Some describe it as a flow, others as an inner voice and yet more as a necessity. I don’t think that there’s one quote that can encompass the magic and mystery that is the writing process. However, one of the undeniable masters of writing and sci-fi is Roger Zelazny. I shall let him speak in my stead:

“Occasionally, there arises a writing situation where you see an alternative to what you are doing, a mad, wild gamble of a way for handling something, which may leave you looking stupid, ridiculous or brilliant — you just don’t know which. You can play it safe there, too, and proceed along the route you’d mapped out for yourself. Or you can trust your personal demon who delivered that crazy idea in the first place.
Trust your demon.”

Close your eyes. Breathe slowly. Soon enough, you’ll hear the demon speaking to you. Write down what he says. It’s actually you talking and it’s the best writing guide you’ll ever have.