graphomania

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graphomania (plural graphomanias)

  1. The compulsion to write books.
  2. Used as part of the name of various surrealist techniques, e.g., a method in which dots are made at the sites of impurities in a blank sheet of paper, and lines are then made between the dots; see "Entoptic graphomania".
    • 1998 Penelope Rosemont (editor), Surrealist Women: An International Anthology, page 113, University of Texas Press
      A devoted explorer of decalcomania, fumage, frottage, collage and other methods of pictorial automatism, Colquhoun invented several magic-inspired techniques of her own, including graphomania, stillomania, and parsemage.