Writers and Addictions

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2 thoughts on “Writers and Addictions

  1. I think what’s interesting to consider is the following question: At what point are writers simply LIVING in their addictions/problems, instead of using their writing to help them rise above those problems? Are they, by writing about their problems, making those problems a part of who they are even more? Or does writing help get rid of their problems? Where do we draw the line? I think these are important questions for every writer to ponder.

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  2. We tend to have addictions to counter balance the voices of characters in our heads that speak to us and as a result we write down as our stories. But a lot of great writers also have addictions because the writing is an escape from their trauma. I know me, I have battled depression, so writing has helped me cope with internal issues.

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