This is such an important post I want to share it with everyone. Today’s post on Writing Wranglers and Warriors is written by author Craig Snider. While both witty and informative, it touches on the difference by “normal” people and those with mental illness who are authors. Great read!
Originally posted on Writing Wranglers and Warriors:
This post by Craig Snider
Have you ever heard an artist saying any of the following?
1. I only create when I feel the muse.
2. I wait for inspiration.
3. Write drunk, edit sober.
4. I have to be high to create.
5. I stopped taking my medication because it inhibited my creativity.
6. Monkeys made me do it.
Okay, that last one is just me. But, I’m sure you’ve heard the gamut of these things before. There is a great lack of knowledge about where creativity comes from, and how to harness it. We’ve often heard that many of our favorite authors were troubled in some way, and that those troubles fueled their creativity somehow. Many writers feel they have to be drunk or high in order to reach some higher plane of creative ability. And, I’m sure that to some…
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