Re-Kindled

Posted On Sep 15 2013 by

Writers are supposed to be a solitary lot. We’re supposed to take our laptops and notebooks off to some cafe where we sit in dark corners and pound out novels while sipping cappuccinos and smoking foreign cigarettes. Once published, we can switch to Jameson’s straight up and pipes. This, I believe, is how the world views the life of a writer. And to some extent, it’s true. A novel should not be a group effort. Even the screenwriter eventually gets help from great actors and directors. The writer is very much alone. His or her creation must stand on the …