Bay Area writers share how pandemic and protests have affected their urge to write

In romantic depictions, the writer is someone who seeks out solitude. (According to similar notions, the writer may also be a madman, a drunk, or a depressive.) Writing, the stereotype says, is an act of solitary sense-making, both enlightening and maddening, performed in the shadows. In “The Trip to Echo Spring,” on famous alcoholic writers, […]