Losing Oneself in the Process

"As fiction writers we split ourselves into parts: The self and the characters we write about all abide within us. At times, during the process of writing, it's possible to experience the disintegration of the self. This is the ecstasy of writing and of art, of losing oneself in the process of creating."

- Alice Hoffman, Character Study, Writers Digest Feb. 2007

Her most recent novel, Skylight Confessions, was published this month.