Leave ajar the door that leads to madness.

I have discovered an unsettling pattern in my stories. It seems that many of my main characters suffer from some kind of mental imbalance, or in more lay mans terms – they seem downright bonkers!

A window to the writers soul some may say…. and in response I would say this…

“You are darn right about that one lovey!”

Do you not have to be slightly mad to sit at a computer for hours on end, unburdening your mind into a document that quite possibly no one will ever lay eyes on?

If it were not for madness how else would you be sitting at a desk one second, and then sweeping across the plains of an alien planet the next?

How else do you cast aside reality to become a character, to feel their feelings, and think their thoughts, who, to the real world, doesn’t exist?

Someone once said, “The courage of the poet is to leave ajar the door that leads to madness.” I would like to argue that is also the case for writers, and those that know me – may very well agree!

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~ by Alissa Anderton on May 24, 2009.

One Response to “Leave ajar the door that leads to madness.”

  1. Totally 🙂 We’re all a bit crazy.

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