Obsession is the Secret to Writing Well

Dive deep into a writer’s work and see your own improve.

Anna Valerie
Jan 19 · 5 min read
A cluttered, cosy desk space with a stack of novels and notebooks, and a pale pink mug on top.
Photo by Ella Jardim on Unsplash

Be faithful to your obsessions. Let them guide you like a sleepwalker. — JG Ballard

I was in my late teens and didn’t know what to do with myself. I’d already “tried” university — studying literature— but found myself distracted and uninvolved, so I pulled out after just a…