Trace Your Writing Fantasy: Your Story of Writer Identity

  • Zoe Charalambous
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Creativity and Culture book series (PASCC)


Having set out the theoretical background to the term writing fantasy previously, the conditions necessary to trace it in one’s writing and responses about writing are explained. The significance of the interpretation of the request to write is presented by explaining the potential of Creative Writing exercises to elicit particular responses challenging one’s usual mode of writing connected with the stance of the analyst in Lacanian theory. Second, the stance of not understanding as a lens to trace writing fantasy is discussed explaining the process that helped invent this type of analysis through the research project informing the workbook. Finally, guidelines for tracing writing fantasy are set out: a stance of non-understanding, examining the logic of composition through repetitions and interpreting the stance toward the Other.


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  • Zoe Charalambous
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  1. 1.Independent ResearcherPanoramaGreece

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