Osephyr

Osephyr

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I hope when I look back on my old writing I cringe.

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Montreal, QC, Canada
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About Me

I doubt that there can be anything I say about myself to persuade and alter one's perception of me. I'm skeptical of a lot of things: religion, fate, morality, aestheticism, among other things. I only mean to say that description and instruction should, at the very least, be taken with a grain of salt; one's conclusions should be cultivated from their own experience and judgments rather from what other's have told you. Be the skeptic that the world demands.

After the skeptical wall has been broken you will be left with the unmistakable truth. There are very few things, from my experience, that would be considered as such. For me I've come to the conclusion that, through resolution, constant practice, and struggle, I will certainly become a respected author. I can only image myself succumbing to tragedy as a way to stop that reality. I don't believe what I just wrote to be immodest, in fact I don't think so highly of my current abilities at all, I only have troubles imaging a life for myself without that 'aspiration' as a reality.

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If you say something is as it truly is you may stump your readers; however if you say that "He wrote with his fingers in a knot" and suddenly they know exactly what you meant.
Most of the work of being a writer seems to be picking the perfect word choice so that you make perfect sense and yet at the same time make no sense at all. It's taxing, it's long, and it is so, so boring. Probably the least fun thing about writing is actually writing and that's a problem. I for one spend so much time looking at the paper thinking if what I wrote was any good and if the next couple of lines are adequate enough to write down. suddenly writing is one of the last things I want to do despite wanting to do this for a living. That's why I decided, and it seems to work, that I would pay heed to some advice the internet so kindly provided: write garbage. Allow the chance for your nagging side to do it's job but only when it is actually needed, when you edit. In the mean time have fun with writing, write some garbage; it's all for the sake of getting your ideas down anyway. Don't think that even with all your careful consideration of what you write you'll be able to skip the step of editing anyway.

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No one writes to understand themselves, they write for other's to understand them; if you write something you already understand you're prospective on it, at most you'll maybe change your view on that topic after thinking about it for so long. In no instance of writing has anyone every sat down and started writing about something that they know nothing about. Someone who hasn't felt heartbreak will not write about it and come out of it with the feeling that they know exactly what that feeling feels like, that's nonsense.