is a writer actually two people?

‘Most of the methods of training the conscious side of the writer – the craftsman and the critic in him – are usually hostile to the good of the unconscious, the artist’s side; and the converse of the proposition is likewise true. But it is possible to train both sides of the character to work in harmony, and the first step in that education is to consider that you must teach yourself not as though you were one person, but two.’ Dorothea Brand, Becoming a Writer, 1934.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s