Levi Asher • November 13th, 2004
Anemone Achtnich (panta rhei
) sent us a quote and a question. According to Harold Rosen:"The writer is a lonely figure cut off from the stimulus and corrective of listeners. He must be a predictor of reactions and act on his predictions. He writes with one hand tied behind his back, being robbed of gesture. He is robbed too of his tone of voice and the aid of clues the environment provides. He is condemned to monologue; there is no one to help out, to fill the silences, put words in his mouth or make encouraging noises."
Anemone asks do you agree with what Harold Rosen says? Are you a lonely writer? Do you feel, as said above, robbed of gesture and tone of voice, invariably "condemned to monologue" and distanced from your audience when you write? And when you write, are you engaged mostly with yourself, or with your imagined audience?
We'd like to hear your answer as well.