Escaping From Reality (2015-08-15)
“What good are insights? They only make things worse.” ―Raymond Carver
I’ve always been interested in creativity. So much so as to write three books about it. Naturally, the creativity of writers holds special interest. I’ve examined the objective evidence, but I also have relied on introspection. I know personal experience should never be generalized to a group, but I can’t help noticing frequent parallels between what many writers say about practicing their art and my own experience—my own demons.
One such parallel is the feeling, perhaps delusional, that one sees some things more clearly than is average. And being blind to many of those things would be more comfortable.