Anonymity and Creativity

So I just started a new novel today. No idea where it’s going to go, I have no plot ideas, I’m just pantsing.

Anyway, so I’m writing randomly, and apparently one of my characters now is a wise old dad who has a daughter, I’ve named her Sabre because that popped in my head and I’m like, hey, sure, sounds good (I think I was penduluming between Sabre and Sabra, but chose Sabre, sounds cooler, like Sabre Dance). So the dad drops this jewel of a quote, and I think I agree with it:

Anonymity is the stuff of creativity.

And I think I agree on one level with him, because when you’re not afraid of backlash, you’re more open and feel freer to explore things.

What do you think?

 

 

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