Chuck Palahniuk on his method of writing:


“Instead of writing 50,000 words a day—you know, instead of sitting on the toilet saying I’m going to pass something whether or not I’ve got something to pass….*

My job is so much more of a kind of social field study, to try to find patterns in the ways in which people live their lives, and to take the best examples of those patterns, and quilt them together and make something.

So that’s my method.”

—Chuck Palahniuk
author of Fight Club, et al

WRONG

The assignment was at once simple and terrifying. Write a story.

“What type of story?” the boy asked.

“Any,” said the teacher.

“What do I write about?” he pondered out loud.

“Whatever you would like,” she responded.

With that, the barriers to creativity were shattered.

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