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Paper is a renewable resource. Trees are usually harvested from farms now that are constantly being replanted and cut at the best age. There are obviously some exceptions, but you aren't ever reading a book from the trees cut from the blood of the Amazon Rainforest. The greenest you can get is paper, or some variant of it (papyrus, cotton, canvas). You can ...


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I've suffered something similar, though not exactly same situation. My suggestion is that you make a simple excel sheet and daily record how many words you wrote and how many pages you read that day. Add a row every day. It doesn't matter if you only read few sentences or your mind wasn't concentrated during reading time. Just record the numbers and make a ...


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As with any profession --doctor, say, or lawyer --people outside the profession have a set of vague stereotypes about writers, formed by books and movies, and with little-enough basis in fact. The mythical writer is a novelist. He is a man. He is at work on his next bestseller, but is afflicted by writer's block. He is intelligent and intense, but perhaps a ...


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I've experienced something very similar, in fact I still have it. But I have gotten to the point where I can read again and/or write. I just still have depression. It's hard, but if it goes on long enough, it will either get worse or get better. What I would suggest, though, is maybe not try to defeat your depression, but find a way around it. That's what I ...


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To add another example, Kouta Hirano and Type-Moon both started out making erotic works. Hirano wrote straight-up hentai and Type-Moon's original works were eroge. Both of their pasts aren't greatly hidden, and in fact the later non-pornographic works they are more famous for (Hellsing and Fate/Stay Night and Tsukihime) actually involve the exact same ...


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