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The Pitfalls of Pleading Insanity: How jokes about being a ‘crazy’ writer hurt all writers.

  Ah, the crazy writer.  Edgar Allen Poe, Jack Kerouac, Ernest Hemmingway, Slyvia Plath. The names conjure the image of tormented, alcoholic, or strange souls destined to be on the outskirts of society while they penned the next literary masterpiece.  Several famous writers have suffered from mental illness and have even succumbed to their disease or addictions. Somewhere along the way the image of the … Read More The Pitfalls of Pleading Insanity: How jokes about being a ‘crazy’ writer hurt all writers.