Julia Cameron on focus, fantasy and reality


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

mjc-julia on specificity

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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About mjanecolette

Writer. Reader. Angster. Reformed Bohemian (not). Author of the erotic romance TELL ME, the erotic tragedy (with a happy ending) CONSEQUENCES (of defensive adultery), the award-winning rom-com (she's versatile) CHERRY PIE CURE, and TEXT ME, CUPID--a (slightly dirty) love story for 21st century adults who don't believe in love... but want it anyway. A sought-after speaker and presenter, Colette is also the author of the Dirty Writing Secrets Series, which includes the non-fiction collection of essays ROUGH DRAFT CONFESSIONS: not a guide to writing and selling erotica and romance but full of inside inside anyway, 101 FLIRTY WRITING PROMPTS TO SEDUCE YOUR MUSE, and ORGANIZED CREATIVE. She's also the curator of the fab YYC Queer Writers anthologies Queer Christmas in Cowtown, Screw Chocolate, and A Queer Summer Night's in Cowtown. Releasing Spring 2020: CUPID IN MONTE CARLO.

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