Do we write to be free of our ghosts or to welcome them?

Do we write to be free of our ghosts or to welcome them?

“I am often asked why I write. My stock answer is always the same: I write to better understand myself. But what if the true answer is that I move through life feeling haunted? What if writing is my version of a Ouija or spirit board? Do I tap, tap, tap at my keyboard to discover answers to questions that haunt me? Perhaps.”