From The New Yorker: “Is Writing Torture?”

by | Posted February 28th, 2013


We all know writing is tough. Fiction writing, research writing, non-fiction writing, journalism. Even if you love to write, as I do, I still agree writing is hard. The New Yorker recently published an article asking, “Is Writing Torture?” The article went on to explain about a current “quarrel between Elizabeth Gilbert (author of Eat, Pray, Love) and (indirectly) Philip Roth” after a few months ago, Roth declared “he’d quit writing.”

Read the article and decide for yourself, but writers don’t write to become famous or make a lot of money. “[Y]ou do it because, for whatever reason, you believe in it, and you believe in it because, for whatever reason, you need to believe in it.” I think every writer who loves writing will agree with that.