This article’s by a game modder.
But it speaks all kinds of writing truths, man.
I’ve been doing Fallout modding since about 2010. In my regular life, I work as a writer. In my past lives, I worked as a coder for the telecommunications industry. And I’ve owned cats for decades now.
The common theme to all of that is this: you never really know what the fuck is going on. You just don’t. You think you do. And then the cat’s locked himself in a kitchen cabinet that shouldn’t have even REMOTELY been within his power to reach at all. All you can do is throw your hands up and roll with it.
Living with cats just sort of puts you into the starting point of shrugging confusion. You have to work your way up from there.
Same goes in the writing world. Fiction, nonfiction, tech writing, journalism, whatever: you never really know what the fuck is going on. You rarely have any idea…
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