Friday, December 10, 2010

Are writers crazy? Maybe.

What do C.S. Lewis, Elizabeth Gilbert, Ernest Hemingway, Philip Yancey, and Stephen King have in common?  Two things: 1. They're all writers and 2. They're all featured in my new article about the madness of the writing life on Crosswalk

I spend a lot of time reading what other writers say about writing. It's an excellent way to procrastinate from actually writing. In reading the words of seasoned authors, who themselves are usually writing about writing in order to avoid other projects, I have discovered two recurring themes. The process of writing may very well make you crazy. And it may also make you a mystic.

To read the rest of the article, entitled "The Writer as Madman and Mystic," click here.