The Page a Day Writers Group

successful writers are like prizefighters

Posted on: November 19, 2010

^KK “successful writers are like prizefighters who keep on getting hit but won’t go down.” neuroscientist Nancy Andreasen


3 Responses to "successful writers are like prizefighters"

It doesn’t surprise me that researchers have found a correlation between prizefighters and writers. To be successful in either profession you need a lot of stamina, tenacity and thick skin. You gotta know how to bob-and-weave. I just wish I were better at taking a punch. I never see that uppercut coming until it’s too late.

BTW–This link led me to an NY Times article about depression.

Yes, the comment is in a long article on depression, which includes a study of writers. The two often go hand in hand. The article discusses the prevalence of depression and mental illness in creatives. It’s worth a read.

No give up in ’em.

Dr. B, author, “The Mandolin Case”

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