Write What You Know: Finding Inspiration In Pain


Since I was a young child, I loved to write. I can still remember the poems that I wrote in the first and second grade. For years I gave up on writing. I entered into a state of severe depression and abandoned everything that I loved doing. Now that I’ve started writing again I am having trouble getting back into it. I have periods where I’m flooded with ideas and inspiration is coming from every side but when I sit down to write I can’t focus on just  one thought.

Very recently I started going to therapy (don’t judge). I’ve only been going for a couple of weeks but my last session was very eye-opening. I was confronted about how I deal with situations in my present and how it’s tied to some things that happened in my past (ok, it may not sound real deep but it was – don’t judge).

Since then I’ve been doing some self-examination and became really inspired and focused on this particular idea. So, I took an experience from my past and is using it as the basis for this story that I’m working on. I know, you may say that “Writers take experiences from their life and use them to create all the time.” And you’re right. But for someone like me who finds it difficult to open up, it’s a big deal.

They always say “write what you know” and who knows me like I do (other than God, who knows me better). So that’s what I’m doing. Maybe when I’m done I’ll post an excerpt. Hopefully I’ll be past the fear of other people reading my writings.

I’m super excited about this story and I can’t wait to see the finished product.



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