Fiction writers develop characters to star in their stories. Those characters are what drives the plot forward and make you care about the story itself. But where do these characters come from? Are they separate entities, parts of the writer’s own personality or a sign of something that one has to go to the psych ward for? Are authors the victim of some mental illness that is just passed off as being artistic.
Multiple Personality Disorder, now known as Dissociative Identity Disorder is defined as a condition in which a person’s identity has at least two-distinct personalities that vie for control over the individual. Other forms of psychosis disorders such schizophrenia or manic depression involve hearing voices or hallucinations. Most when told they hear voices society tells them to go to seek help yet authors are ignored and even praised for their hidden insanity. We all have to ask what are these strange entities that co