Today is IWSG day, a monthly event Alex Cavanaugh started to get writers sharing about their insecurities and other stuff going on in their lives.
Today is one of those days where this Stephen King quote really speaks to me:
“Writers remember everything...especially the hurts. Strip a writer to the buff, point to the scars, and he'll tell you the story of each small one. From the big ones you get novels. A little talent is a nice thing to have if you want to be a writer, but the only real requirement is the ability to remember the story of every scar. Art consists of the persistence of memory.” ----Stephen King, MISERY
Sometimes I wonder if the reason why my memory has been able to hold on to some negative experiences, even stuff that happened many many years ago, is because I have the writerly ability being referred to...and not because I subconsciously enjoy being a grudge holder because on a conscious level, I often wish my memory could let some stuff go. I also wonder if there is any scientific study out there linking good authors to their ability to revisit scars.
Do you have scars? Would you like to share about one?