Monday, April 16, 2012

writing + psych - use one to explore the other

Harlan Ellison wrote a short story called The Whimper of Whipped Dogs,
based on the murder of Kitty Genovese. Dozens of people saw the murder,
but none helped, a psychological phenomena called the bystander effect.
Ellison turned the story into a dark fantasy.

On March 9, there's a film coming out called Apart. It's inspired by the
psychological disorder called Folie a Deux, where a delusional belief is
transferred from one person to another.

Reading up on some psychology and sociology could easily inspire some
great stories of our own. Loosely, of course... Maybe. Like  
intermetamorphosis or the symptom of subjective doubles. Oh, the crazy
things that happen to humans.

By Ana Juan

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