Preparing for a discussion on ‘Writing History’
title=”Writing History”>http://www.cityofliterature.com/whats-on-results.aspx?sec=5&pid=23&item=3901 and have just had a thought -provoking (scary?) email from the person chairing the discussion:-
‘History of manic depressive illness among writers is well documented, and Kay Redfield Jamison who is Honorary Professor of English at St Andrews University in her book Touched By Fire, Manic Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament, says that while not all writers suffer from mental illness, a higher rate of writers than the normal reading public do suffer from some form of mental illness or addiction. I other words it’s a dangerous profession. So, what do you do to stay sane as writer?’
I’d love to hear from others what you think of this / what you do.
As a first-timer I maybe need to be prepared!