Goodreads asked Karen Ranney:

What’s the best thing about being a writer?

Karen Ranney Walter Winchell once wrote about Red Smith, the famous sportswriter:

Red Smith was asked if turning out a daily column wasn’t quite a chore. …”Why, no,” dead-panned Red. “You simply sit down at the typewriter, open your veins, and bleed.”

Yes, it's tough sometimes, but it's also amazingly liberating and that's the best thing about being a writer. You open your mind and allow everything to show up on a page.

It's kind of like daily therapy.

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