My general theory since 1971 has been that the word is literally a virus.
~ William S. Burroughs
Writing is a strange and dangerous calling.
I do mean calling. Like Burrough’s word virus, the craft of writing compels us to it in a way that is beyond our ability to resist.
A writer writes.
A writer who does not write inevitably descends into a booze, coffee, sex, nicotine and/or guilt-driven world of pain. Steven Pressfield has covered this ground well.