I’m saddened by the news of Aaron Sorkin’s violent brush with himself. What I wouldn’t give to clap eyes on the page of dialog he was reading when he felt the urge to headbutt his own reflection.
Writing is a dangerous game. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Here’s a list of five ways writers can be injured in the course of their work:
- In all seriousness, writers are often arrested, jailed or even killed for what they write. This rarely happens in the west, but it’s enough of a risk for most major publishers and production companies to have a full legal staff just to attend to the content of their products
- Repetitive strain injury is a given. Your fingers will be and SHOULD be sore.
- Research related injuries are common. Once a library book fell from the top shelf onto my foot. I was limping for a week.
- Alcohol related brain damage. No joke, of course, but writers DO tend to be more fond of the demon drink than ordinary citizens.
- Paper cuts.
Oh, and of course, now thanks to Mr Sorkin we have:
6.Broken noses from fighting with your own reflection