writing rengeek magpie mind

December 2014

S M T W T F S
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   

Tags

Powered by LiveJournal.com
beastiekassrachel wrote
on January 28th, 2011 at 06:25 pm

I make an exception when they have been dead for over 200 years, however.

Hee. And those of us who enjoy the way you write Will Shakespeare are glad that you do. :-)

Projection is something I deal with a fair bit in my line of work -- projection and transference, familiar to all clergy and therapists! -- but I hadn't considered the extent to which authors get hit with projection, too. Though of course you do.

There have been a lot of authors whose work I've read and reread and fallen in love with, and sometimes I have to remind myself that while I might feel like I know something about the authors in question (especially if what they write is nonfiction / memoir), I don't -- I know something about the constructed persona, or the fictional character(s), they've chosen to polish and put in front of the world. It's a tough thing to remember sometimes. But there it is. :-)

(Read Comments)

No HTML allowed in subject

  
 
   
 

Notice! This user has turned on the option that logs your IP address when posting. 

(will be screened)