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    on memories, hysteria, and writing

    Dear Reader, I’m reading STUDIES ON HYSTERIA, by Sigmund Freud and Josef Breuer. This week we talked about influences, creating characters, physically feeling what these creatures we create and read about feel, and we talked about the effects of narratives in our lives. Psychology books are one of these good influences for me when I’m building my characters. I know that observing other people is one of the core ingredients for writing good characters, but reading and borrowing fractions of aspects observed by psychologists is not a bad idea if you want to improve your process. Of course, you should always avoid copying or using these works as a checklist…