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Posted by Amontillado
Sep 19, 2022 at 11:23 AM


That is indeed interesting. Maybe creative people have an extra does of pareidolia, the false recognition of familiar patterns in random noise. Faces on Mars, that sort of thing.

Maybe I should go stare at clouds before writing sessions. Heck, there could be a Rorschach method of outlining. I have bottles of ink for my fountain pens.

Could be I was making the mistake of spilling the ink out of nibs instead of directly out of the bottle… Oh, wait, never mind. I’ve actually already done that. Inadvertently. That’s why I don’t move the settee.

MadaboutDana wrote:
It’s an interesting argument, not unlike the everlasting debate about
>the portrayal of the 3D world in 2D in paintings and other artworks. Why
>do humans need to do that? Who knows. Why do (some) humans like
>outlines? Who knows.
> >Amontillado wrote:
>Outlining is writing in shorthand. It’s not dimensionally limited unless
>>the writer is. An outline is a map, not a prison. Dammit, Jim, I’m a
>>writer, not a jailer. You can’t hold me responsible for whither my
>>characters roam!