To Write is to Be Insane

Penny Wilson Writes

"To write, I decided, is to be insane. In ordinary life you look 
sane, act sane-just as any mother of five children. But once you 
start to write, you are moonstruck, out of your senses. As you 
stare hard inward, following behind your eyes the images of 
invisible places, of people, of events, and listening hard inward 
to silent voices and unspoken conversations-as you are seeing a 
story, hearing it, feeling it-your very skin becomes permeable, 
not a boundary, and you enter the place of your writing and live 
inside the people who live there. You think and say incredible 
things. You even love other people-you don't love your children 
and your husband at all. And here is the interesting thing to me,
when this happens, you often learn something, understand something
that can transcend the words on the paper."

*This is a quote that a friend found in…

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