chapter  15
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Overcoming Writer's Block

In one of my writing workshops a young man asked me, "Do you have to be psychotic to be a writer ?"

At first, I thought he was kidding and waited for his laughter, but after a few moments of silence, I realized he was quite serious. I be­ gan to wonder how many other people believed the stereotype of the emotionally disturbed writer, holed up in his cold-water flat with a half empty bottle of vodka by his side , typing away in the wee hours of the morning.