"Writing, real writing, should leave a small sweet bruise somewhere on the writer. . . . and on the reader."
American Poet, Storyteller
Creative work touches us and leaves its mark on our soul. We may transform our demons by writing or painting, but we do not escape untouched. And when we write fiction, our characters become a part of who we are. We have conversations with these people who haunt our minds. And they don't leave us. Our memories do not die. We are forever engaged in dialogue even when the names and faces change. We are listening to the voices of others.
Here are some quotes from the book, Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes.