Writing is therapy.
How much of yourself do you pour into your writing? The answer may vary dramatically depending on the type of writing you do. No one bares their soul in a technical manual. But fiction writers, poets, lyricists… all inject their own joy and pain, fear and desire into their work. The question is: what do we risk in exposing ourselves to the world? How much do we give? Sharing the very essence of yourself is either crazy or incredibly brave.
Part of it is about trust. Do you trust yourself to convey those thoughts and feelings accurately? Do you trust your readers to understand, to relate? Because that’s kind of the point. We are sharing. We want it to reach someone, to entertain at a minimum, or to move the heart, stir the spirit. This very notion gives your writing weight. It’s a heady thing– moving a…
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