My journey to healing through writing.
This post was originally posted on Medium.com
When I was younger, I used to struggle and get frustrated when I wrote. I could hear the perfect words in my head and knew what I wanted to say, but they wouldn’t come out the way I heard them. I know I’m not the only one because, like anything, writing is a craft. It’s something you practice until you get better. You never arrive; that’s why it’s a practice. It seems that some people have been born with a gift for writing, and some just practice until they get good at it. But, to truly craft magical words, that’s another dimension.
I’ve heard people say that all gifted writers are dealing with trauma. The truth is, most of us have trauma, but I think there is a gem of truth in that idea. Is that also why they say writers drink? Does that mean I’m a drinker with a writing problem?
I am one of those writers who began by writing out my trauma. It began with a desire to make sense of the madness that was my childhood.
Brenda writes fiction and travel memoir, freelance articles, and has just completed her first young adult novel. Brenda lives and writes in Greece.