There is the divided consciousness, the sense of leading a double life, depending on how "normal" the writer appears to be, or tries to appear to be. People have said to me, "You wrote that? You look too normal." You should look different, is the implication, you should have four arms or glow in the dark, so we can tell you from the rest of us at a glance and not be fooled.
The writer's first affinity is not to a loyalty, a tradition, a morality, a religion, but to life itself, and to its representation in language. Nothing is taboo. The writer will go anywhere, say anything to get it said; in fact, the writer is bent on doing so. The writer is bent.
Jayne Anne Phillips, Why She Writes.
Y espero que nunca la haya.