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So Many Lawyers Write Novels - Here's Why

So Many Lawyers Write Novels - Here's Why

So Many Lawyers Write Novels - Here's Why
So Many Lawyers Write Novels - Here's Why

  • Have you ever wondered why so many attorneys choose to write novels? And ones who have achieved great success? 
  • Consider the works of authors such as John Grisham and Scott Turow, who have both produced fascinating, interesting novels that have held our attention until the very last page.
  • Both men have had long and successful legal careers in the criminal justice system. Every day, they had had to deal with matters that were truly life and death. 
  • Every day, they have observed the heinous consequences of crime on the lives of victims and their families, as well as on the lives of criminals and their families.
  • In many cases, crime is an explosion of raging emotions, which manifest themselves in the seeming 'normalcy' of daily life. 
  • The law works very hard and does a lot to keep the peace and order in the world. We may value that serene image, yet everyone is intrigued by the thought of what lurks under the surface of the earth. We are fascinated by the explosion of its polar opposite. 
  • It's referred to as "madness." Of course, it exists in others, but it has never been in us, at least not that we are aware of.
  • Let's imagine that you're a lawyer dealing with these very emotive stakes while still attempting to preserve some sense of order in the proceedings. 
  • What is the long-term impact of this exposure on a human being? Of course, this might result in burnout or the decision to pursue a different career path. 
  • Alternatively, some attorneys harden themselves and just carry on with the work, burying the consequences of their actions in some dark dungeon of their mind.
  • Other attorneys view this as an opportunity, and there is no question that it fills a need in the market. In reality, the profession of law provides him or her with a fascinating view into the human condition. 
  • Every day, the lawyer has to deal with cases of murder, theft, and deception. 
  • The worst aspects of human nature are visible to him, and he seeks to locate the best and attain a sense of balance. 
  • It's impossible for that attorney to not consider and remark on it. It's impossible for her not to draw inferences from her experiences and lessons learned in such dramatic events.
  • The majority of us live our lives in the 'normal' physical world, behaving as if that is the only thing that exists.
  •  We've got our family, our homes, and our automobiles. We go to work, to the mall, to the movies, and to eat out at various restaurants. 
  • But, somewhere deep within us, we understand that there is much more to life and human nature than meets the eye.
  •  Every day, we are reminded of this by the news media. We learned that a guy assaulted an old lady and stole ten dollars from her purse yesterday night, and that a mother took the life of her kid the day before. 
  • A whole new dimension to existence must exist, but it is not the one we know about.
  • I prefer to imagine that there is a lot more to human existence than meets the eye, and I believe this is true. 
  • "The newest version of Oedipus, the ongoing romance of Beauty and the Beast, sits this afternoon on the intersection of Forty-second Street and Fifth Avenue, waiting for the traffic light to change," according to Joseph Campbell, a writer [a mythologist, not a novelist] whom I really love.
  • Oedipus? You know, the one who is credited with giving the mother complex its name. What in the world could Campbell have been referring to? 
  • Simply said, each and every one of us [whether or not we are aware of it] is reenacting all of the major mythological themes and dramas in our life [whether or not we are conscious of it].
  •  In addition, the lawyer gets a front-row seat to the proceedings. They couldn't have avoided writing about it, could they? 
  • Such work is quite popular because it allows us to see a different aspect of human nature from the comfort of our armchairs.
  • Now, I'm merely a wills and estates attorney. I have never been a witness in a homicide or rape prosecution. However, via my profession, I have seen the inner workings of families. 
  • After my mother passed away, I realized there was frequently a lot more going on than a neat accounting system at the time of her death.
  •  As for the rest of the instances, I've seen practically every kind of elder abuse possible, whether it's been physical, financial, or emotional in nature. This is nothing more than a new type of murder or rape.
  • An estate lawyer is witness to and participant in every imaginable human connection and contact at a time when the world is in a state of extreme flux and uncertainty. 
  • That has been my window on the world and the inspiration for three novels: Conduct in Question, Final Paradox, and A Trial of One. 
  • They are all part of the Osgoode Trilogy, in which I would like to explore the effects of this dark side of humanity on Harry Jenkins, and they are all part of the series.
  • What is Harry's name? A lawyer who specializes in estate administration, he serves as the trilogy's protagonist, in which there is lots of murder and fraud in the estate distribution process. 
  • He has received a number of queries from me, such as how much money is sufficient for him to live on. 
  • Is it possible to find love and forgiveness in the midst of deception and fraud, and do you have to be selfless in order to be compassionate?
  • The issue is, how can a lawyer not be motivated to write, particularly when he or she bears witness to so much in the world of human relationships?

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