Let the following be a warning to all writers of the perils of writing while inebriated. The Last Chance Motel Old King Cole was a merry old soul when I caught up with him after an afternoon in a cheap motel with Little Bo Peep minus her sheep. Although he had to rush back to his counting house quite quickly,
Depression and creativity are almost collocated words Creativity has often been linked to depression or mood disorders. When I wrote a short post some time ago about Depression and Writing, I didn’t give much thought to the connection, as I was simply voicing in a light-hearted way, an episode from my own experience. However, due to the number of times
Is there a connection between depression and writing? The diagnosis Some years ago now, I clearly recall my doctor telling me that there was a definitive link between depression and writing. The only problem with his link was that he had no idea at all if writers became depressed through writing, or if depression miraculously manufactured writers. So why was I
Science fiction, or speculative fiction, is very often used as a vehicle to try to explain why we as humans are, well, quite so boneheaded. As hard as we try to understand reality, it is often so much easier, and less painful, to have our inexplicable realities and frailties wrapped in a sugary dose of fantasy. It aids in digestion.