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A hardcover edition of The Creator's Dilemma

The Creator's Dilemma is a book written by Emil Hartman. Various excerpts from the book can be found within The Alan Wake Files.


Quote1.png Dr. Emil Hartman’s The Creator’s Dilemma was an unusual publication in that while it targeted a mass-audience with its promises of creative growth and renewal, it was underpinned by vaguely cosmic theories relating to the powers of artists. His insistent caveat that one could only hope to benefit from these methods by becoming a “guest” at the Cauldron Lake Lodge suggests, in this editor’s opinion, that he was motivated by an ulterior agenda. Whether it be financial or another, darker purpose remains difficult to assess Quote2.png
― The Alan Wake Files

Book Topics

The in-game edition of the book, with a cover featuring Hartman

The full topic excerpts can be found on pages 90-101 in "The Alan Wake Files".

Preface: The Instruments of Creation

Dreams That Wake Monsters

Engagement Therapy™ and The Flow™

Liberation from the Self

Creatio Ex Nihlio