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Why Fantasy is a Necessary Ingredient for Living

As a writer, I live in fantasy. When I pick up my pen for my Bamboo Spark or turn on my typewriter or open Evernote, I’m opening a portal of fantasy. 90% of writing is pre-writing, pre-dreaming, and pre-thinking about what to do, how to do it, and what happens next.

In essence, I live hours of my life in worlds that don’t begin to exist until I create them and that required vast amounts of fantasy, even in books that aren’t a true fantasy project. As children, we spent hours playing pretend and making up words and worlds. We just say whatever we came up with within our heads.

As we grow older we are told to get rid of those skills and ground ourselves firmly in reality. That is important for overall development and learning to be adults but we should never completely squash the fantastic spark that we are born with. That thing that runs free in our young minds should be cherished.

When we think about the future and consider what next steps to take we are engaging in the best type of pure creative fantasy. How fantasy can help you regardless of your day job Now I’m sure you’re thinking, “I work in (non-writing related field) so how will fantasy help me?” It might even seem like a complete waste of time. The practical among us might resist the idea of contemplating nothing for ours and thinking up things that haven’t happened yet or are not real.

I’m here to report, that as someone who lives a double life in fantasy as a fiction writer and in reality as a commentator on life and the news, that fantasy is vitally important to helping me navigate both of those areas of life. It can help you too and in ways you might not suspect right away.

Here are five ways fantasy can help you in your everyday life.

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As a writer, I live in fantasy. When I pick up my pen for my Bamboo Spark or turn on my typewriter or open Evernote, I’m opening a portal of fantasy. 90% of writing is pre-writing, pre-dreaming, and pre-thinking about what to do, how to do it, and what happens next.
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