Chuck Wendig posted an interesting piece about how writing is profane [link: ]. It’s a good piece, but it’s not what was in my head when I read the title.
What I was thinking of was how writing is transgressive: that when you write your truth and reach deep down inside to bring back the blood that pours from your wounds you are transgressing social norms. Even if you are writing in the same area, your own voice must in some way be different or unexpected to be successful.
I’ve written a little on this topic before, so I’ll just link to that for now.