writing is not therapy
"...writing isn't therapy; on the contrary, it twists and distorts the psyche. If the experience has lost its power to hurt you, it doesn't necessarily mean that you're a better person. The hurtful experience is what is best for the novel, what makes it authentic and alive and not mere fabrication."
-John Braine, How to Write a Novel.
Mr. Braine wrote Room at the Top, The Crying Game, and eleven other novels.
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