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Creating vs Uncovering a Story

January 7, 2018

Author: Bianca Yang
Email: ipacifics@gmail.com

The writer’s job is to create a plot which is natural. Everything happens out of necessity, not out of the author’s whim. The author’s role is as Peter Beagle said in his quote which prefaces The Hobbit: “For in the end it is Middle-earth and its dwellers that we love, not Tolkien’s considerable gifts in showing it to us. I said once that the world he charts was there long before him, and I still believe it.” The author’s role is to uncover a story that has always existed, for nothing is new under the sun.

The idea of uncovering a story jives with Louis CK’s quote on boredom:

“I’m bored’ is a useless thing to say. I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless; it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand? The fact that you’re alive is amazing, so you don’t get to say ‘I’m bored.”

The inside of your own mind is endless. It contains infinite versions of stories, just waiting for you to uncover them in that special way only you can do.

Don’t worry about being creative. Creativity is just a muscle that you have to exercise to get better at. Think of it at going on an adventure through your mind. At first, you will strain to hear and see the subtle signs which hint at interesting paths through your consciousness. Eventually, you will learn to recognize how to get where you want creatively. Work on building good habits that will enhance your creativity and getting rid of those which are holding you back.


萬念俱灰

傷心的人別沈思過去
光線總不會反回源點
未來的不良是你能改變的
搬家 半路出家 造出新的生活
重啟 再次尋找真正的你

傷心的人多看看外面的世界
花木 天海 都召喚你 求你注意
世上萬事如意萬事大吉充耳不聞
你已習慣 萬念俱灰的感覺
但是外面的世界有多精彩
看慣頻幕網路 有可能覺得不夠刺激
讓這痛苦的無聊調理你的神經
去多多享受欣賞大自然

覺悟了嗎?世上的痛苦再每個宗教都說明過
但我不想給你傳教
你要自己去明白你的價值觀
名白世上有意義的東西不都在網路上
去珍惜那些無法取代的經驗、那些人
你身邊愛你的人、你每天愛做的是、
你沒去過的地方、你沒說過的話
別等死神來收拾你在在意你早就該在意的現實





為了人家的快了而失去所有感情
坐在旁邊看這他們那麼輕鬆的笑容就算足夠的償還
每一個活動都一樣平凡 無胃
但我不為自己而活著
我的人生是從他人找出意義

我已經失去所有哭笑火大的理由
只要旁邊的朋友愛人家人夥伴幸福我就好了
反正我哪直得人家的關心

凡事歸塵我並不是例外
這麼卑微的我像狗一樣跟這跟這但從未是重點
常被無視得我早習慣這樣的對待

生命還有什麼盼望
真是諷刺我付出一切讓人家快樂 但從一開始就沒被注意
付出一切只是瞞著我自己很明白我有神經
對人家的是完全無興趣 縱是只會觀察著
人家肯定嫌我無聊 但這樣我確定我走了他們也不會在意
今天是我最後為大家這樣的付出我的精神
下次再見 就在地獄的一層(樓)