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9 Things We Really Do When We Say We’re Writing

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I often get the question, “How is the writing going?” If I were to answer this strictly, meaning am I actually engaging in the act of writing down words, the answer would often be, “Ummmmm, I’ll get back to you on that.” I don’t write daily and when I do write it’s usually quickly. Because I do a lot of pre-work, untangling …

Adaptation Displacement

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This is a concept I heard about years ago and have never forgotten. It’s kind of fascinating. TV Tropes defines adaptation displacement as: Adaptation displacement is the phenomenon by which a derivative work becomes successful enough to overshadow the original work completely. Not to be confused with the “Weird Al” effect: When a work is displaced by a parody, this is …