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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

ISWG: PAIN

I made new memories this past holiday. All painful. All lodged deeply in my subconscious.

It's these experiences that some how come out in our novels and essays. As writers we're constantly working through our personal traumas. It's truly a blessing that we have this natural compulsion to write.

Let what story you create heal you, and bless others who read it.

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Hugs and chocolate, all!
Shelly

P.S. I'm still trying to get my bearings together. My next post probably won't be until Sunday.

24 comments:

  1. I was taught a long time ago about writing down those things that have hurt you, It truly helps in the healing process! Thank You for your Honesty!

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    1. Yes. It does. Personal fodder makes for great stories.

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    1. I am. That's why I haven't been around much.

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  3. Amen to that!
    Chocolate hugs x10 Shelly!

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  4. Yeah. Writing can be very cathartic. *hugs*

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  5. I believe most writers, be it prose or poetry, go through a lot of pain and angst which prompts them to share it in the form of a novel even when the novel is light and bright.

    Sorry you are having to go through it though. Many such learning experiences are very painful.

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    1. We have to be able to walk in out charactersshoes.

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  6. Emotional and physical pain sadly is part of life and as writers we need to "LIVE" through these obstacles to write honestly and believably...

    Hugs and chocolate to you to, Shelly. And may you continue to have your amazing strength throughout 2016...

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  7. Hi Shelly,

    And to write through the pain, to use the written word as a cathartic, therapeutic experience, I so hope, can bring you a modicum of comfort, dear lady.

    In peace and hope for a wonderful 2016 to you and your loved ones.

    Hugs,

    Gary

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    1. Gary your great. Sure hope you're my neighbor in heaven.

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  8. I'm sorry you collected painful memories this holiday season. :( Wishing you much healing and peace... But you do make a valiant point. These experiences can be harnessed to fuel amazing literary journeys.

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  9. I'm so sorry the holidays were painful. I've always said my stories were therapy and helped me to deal with pain.

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    1. It's okay. Glad I have writing to lean on. It's better than a pint of Ben and Jerry's.

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  10. Sorry to hear that.
    But writing helps ease the pain, you'll see. And with sharing it, you become a wounded hear too.

    Still wish you a great year ahead.

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    1. Thank you, Lux. I wish you the same.

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