[The Story] Inspired By Sources

While brainstorming ideas building up “The Story” by writing the essay “Background Cold War,” I collected media references until I realized something I wrote about there, but also something else: Does the media we consume change the fiction we write? If I watched all of Star Trek, would “The Story” change? If “The Story” is its own entity, where I’m just channeling it, it would not. If “The Story” were entirely my own creation, then…

Spoilers?: Minor [writing workshopping, mainly]
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[The Story] Background Cold Wars

In “The Story,” there was always a looming threat of war in the background whenever I’d think about the central characters – John and Trishna – or side characters like Sammohini, main character of my first novel. There have always been national wars for as long as I’ve been alive, from afar, but now it seems like with COVID-19, the war is here. This may make me seem entitled but I’d never experienced looming threats of conflict.

Spoilers?: Minor [meandering through scenarios]
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