Writing is like acting.

It’s a very common misconceptions is that most authors are depressed. Some are and some aren’t. They are no more depressed the general population. There are millions of lonely depressed people who aren’t writers. The alone time an author must spend to dedicate to their craft is what fostered this perception…But most aren’t lonely. It’s hard to write and carry on a conversation with a friend or relative too.

Yes, when we get a rejection letter from a publisher or agent. That’s depressing. But most doesn’t let a hundred rejection letters defer them from getting their work out there. Most simply shake off the rejection and move on. That’s life.

Just because an author writes about lonely depressed people. The author then must be lonely and depressed. Authorship and writing is a craft. Authors aren’t their characters anymore the actor or actress who perform them in movies or on stage.

An author may write about a psychopathic killer but it doesn’t mean the author is one. Most have to study the personality of the characters they wish to bring to life. The author have already done the hard work before the actor or actress is ever called to act it out.

Some writes because they are already lonely and depressed and put their pain on paper. But the reason may have nothing to do with their writing. It can be caused by death, a horrible breakup, lost of job, loss of health. The culprit are endless as the source of their depression.

Some authors have health problems and write to entertain themselves. Most do not know that some of the greatest stories are often written from a sick bed. H.P. Lovecraft is an excellent example. Most of his life he suffered fragile health and was often bedridden so he wrote to entertain himself not others.

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About unholypursuit

A. White is a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly who has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga," which should be finished this year. She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book came from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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2 Responses to Writing is like acting.

  1. Alena says:

    Never thought of it that way.

    Like

    • Actors and directors are merely following the scripts already created by the writer even down to the emotions and scenery. The writer have already described everything. They are putting on screen in live action what is already written.

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