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The difference between geniality and madness


Sometimes it´s really hard to write. It isn´t a matter of time, that´s something I really have a lot of. It´s rather about me. Sometimes it simply feels as if I would be constipated. I have my own thoughts, my own feelings, my own ideas in the way for the story and its characters.

As a writer I´m lending my body, my mind, my soul to the charachters´ of my story. I´m not me any more; I´m that little girl who was sold as a child, I´m that police officer who´s worried his wife will get to know about that other woman, I´m scared, I´m alone, I´m a man interested in other men, or a politician who´s corrupted.

It hurts. Sometimes I want myself back – my body, my own mind and my own feelings – I´m simply asking to get back my own life. But still, writing is my life. Living the life´s of my charachters´, feeling their pain, having their worries, their way of doing life…  If I don´t live it, how would I be able to write it?

Someone once said that the difference between geniality and madness is subtle. I would say that the difference is the writer.

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About Magdalena Wiklund

Leg. biomedicinsk analytiker och maker. Arbetar med transfusionsmedicin till vardags, forskar på antibiotikaresistens på fritiden. Jag skapade Sveriges största site för biomedicinska analytiker därför att detta verkligen är ett fantastiskt yrke som jag hoppas att fler ska intressera sig för.

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2 thoughts on “The difference between geniality and madness

  1. Good observations, Maggie. I agree. To write effectively, we must step fully into our characters’ shoes and see the world from their perspective.

    But, some days we long to wear our own shoes.

    Posted by nrhatch | September 24, 2011, 11:14 pm

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