Dawn asks: How do work through personal or intellectual issues in writing without letting it take over?

Resources Mentioned

Gulliver’s Travels and A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift
The Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis
Letters from the Earth (Twain)
Candide by Voltaire
Suave Rob’s Amazing Adventures
Down From Ten
The Name of the Rose
Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

One Comment

  1. Some other ideas for facing life:

    1. Join the military. For the best mix of exposure and relative safety, I would recommend the navy if your country has one and submarines, especially if you want to write space-based stories. The Air Force seems to stay closer to home on average and any kind of ground forces will get you lots of field experience and shot at most often.

    2. Go on a religious mission. I don’t mean work on a soup kitchen, but actually going into and living in poorer areas, often in the third world, to spread the word of your faith. I have not gone on a mission, but having talked to those who have there is a lot more grueling work building, repairing, maintaining, and helping than there is preaching. Yet, the spiritual nature of the underlying mission probably links that mythic nature of man to the work, risk, and privation more than other forms would.

    Just my 4 cents (inflation and all).

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