The Suffering Writer: A Lesson from the King

Many of you may already be familiar with the popular image of the suffering writer/starving artist, the author whose fits of passion or despair fuel his work. Though I was a doctoral medical student for a short time before succumbing to my own inner demons, I won’t pretend to be an expert on the subject. … Continue reading The Suffering Writer: A Lesson from the King

Eagles, or the Long Haul?

Why do we write? Because of Frodo and Sam, but more on that in a minute. What is it about writing that appeals so strongly to some of us? We have to know that most of us won’t reach the same level of success as Stephen King or Neil Gaiman. Yet, that doesn’t stop many … Continue reading Eagles, or the Long Haul?