Is it possible to create fiction without touching on Jung’s or Campbell’s types?
Trying to break the stereotype should not be the goal. Story is challenging because you are making new spins on old stories.
For the longest time I thought being unique and new would help in writing stories. J.K. Rowling borrows from a lot of classical and British forms. Yet she is one of the most successful writers on the planet. Even science fiction borrows from forms.
Along with this is another question I have: Is it possible to write great fiction without having a storytelling spirit at birth?
I think reading is just as important as writing a lot. You learn by both.
Can’t go back to visiting my professor at his book-hidden desk. Can’t rush it either.
Writing takes time. Writing takes skill that can be built.