People frequently believe the creative life is grounded in fantasy. The more difficult truth is that creativity is grounded in reality, in the particular, the focused, the well-observed or specifically imagined.
Julia Cameron, The Artist’s Way, Week Four
ORDERS: This weekend, observe your reality. Stare at it. From this angle, that. Now, choose a relationship—a dyad, two people, neither of them you—at the edge of your reality. So, not your parents, not you and your partner. How about—your neighbour and her lover? The two barristas, both tattooed, one pierced the other not, at your café? Your boss and her boss? Now. Start crafting a fantasy. Write it down, or keep it in your head. The point: create a story (unreal) that could be real. Effective fantasy MUST feel like it COULD happen. That’s what defines good fantasy, good erotica, good sci-fi. It might be outrageous—there might be unicorns, alients… but on some level, it’s real. It feels real.
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