The Creative Identity

If you’re interested in the creative process at all, you’ve probably come across a blog called The Creative Identity, run by Stephanella Walsh. It comprises great essays on the issues involved in writing. Stephanella also conducts interviews. This morning, there’s one featuring me.

Almost a year ago exactly, in my second Creative Times, I linked to a fabulous, if slightly perturbing, post by writer Ian Hocking. In it, he talked about giving up writing.

Later on:

Q: What is the writing tendency you most deplore in yourself?

A: I haven’t learned to fully switch off the Evil Editor on the shoulder. This is probably because I spent so long switching him on.

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Ian Hocking

Writer and psychologist.

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