Can writing actually serve the purpose of healing? Yes. Without a doubt the answer is yes. I have experienced the healing power of being able to sit down and write out words that heal my heart and heal my soul. Most of the time those words never are read by anyone other than me but there is something therapeutic in writing . I believe there are many other people who feel the same as I do.
Creating in any way is a way to express feelings. Where there is hurt and deep pain the creative process can allow that pain and hurt to come out in a healthy way. Artists do it. Songwriters do it. Writers do it.
I was recently reminded of the powers of using the written word by one of my all time favorite authors Jess Lourey. I found Jess through a Minnesota blogger friend, Bernie, who blogs at One Mixed Bag. Bernie and I actually met in real life and she is as fun and entertaining in person as she is in her writing. She told me that I had to read Jess’s Murder by Month series and after reading May Day I was hooked. Hook, line and sinker. Jess’s writing is witty and humorous and precise and her skills shine through on every page.
What I didn’t know when I first read May Day was the back story. Now I do and it makes me love her even more.
Jess recently did a Ted Talk and I am including the video at the end of this post because it is so worth watching. If you don’t have 10-12 minutes now bookmark it and come back and watch it later. Her words are not just for writers.
Jess has also just released a new thriller which I have on my To Be Read list (what ISN’T on that list?) and I can’t wait to read it! Salem’s Cypher looks to be another amazing book.
Before you go let me know in the comments section what helps you to heal when healing is needed. Is it writing? Is it creating in some way? Remember all comments go for our current Comments for a Cause.