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Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
How do major life events affect your writing? Has writing ever helped you through something?
Major life events definitely affect my writing, one way or another. Sometimes during a serious situation I can't put a sentence together. My muse is focused on the circumstance, happy or sad. These life events also help to inspire me. Emotions play a big part in books. And I dig deep into my own feelings to try and describe certain scenes. I'm not always successful, though, we each feel differently.
Writing has also helped me get through many difficult times.
One example: This past spring, when my mother was physically failing, I wrote to get away from reality. It truly helped me to forget what was transpiring and what was quickly approaching, for a short while. When I get entranced with my characters, they take me away, and I get lost in their journey.
This summer has been very busy ~ in a great way. Two of my daughter's have newborn babies. Needless to say, I've been with them as much as possible, enjoying and savoring every minute. I might have written a paragraph or two.
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