Most people carry their demons around with them, buried down deep inside. Writers wrestle their demons to the surface, fling them out onto the page, then call them characters.”
People are contradictory by nature, driven by emotions that manifest themselves in actions defying logic or reason.
We are ancient beings trying to live in a modern world, fighting buried instincts that we defeat only some of the time.
Our failings, and our strength to rise above them, are what makes us so interesting.
Our emotions can make us altruistic, and brave, but they can also make us monsters.
Our cognizance of our inner demons is what separates us from the beasts. It is what makes us human.
As writers we love to explore those inner demons and angels, and what keeps us hanging between the two worlds of instinct and moral code.
From the petty jealousy to the rage that can drive us to kill.
From our ability to appreciate fine art to a parent’s love.
Emotions in all their manifestations, their consequence and their repercussions, give writers a reason to write.