Bloganuary – Writing is a blessing

Why do you write?

Writing is therapeutic. I write to get out what I find myself unable to say. I recently wrote about my dad almost a year after he passed away because it took me that long to even be able to do that. It helps me to work through my feelings and be able to move on. Sometimes it just takes time.

Writing is entertaining. I honestly don’t know if anyone is entertained by anything that I write, but it’s nice to think that they might be. Flash fiction is fun because you can be creative and silly without the commitment of a novel. I’m not sure if I have a novel in me. I wrote one for Nanowrimo a few years ago, but it’s daunting to think about the editing process so I haven’t tackled it yet.

Writing helps me focus. I write when I’m in church because it helps me to take in what is being said. Hopefully then I can apply it to my life to become a better person.

Writing is nice. I write notes on cards to people when they are sick, sad, or lonely. My hope is that when someone opens their mailbox to find something that was handwritten for them, it will bring a smile to their face.

Why do you write? I’m ready to find out what inspires others.


  1. Writing is definitely therapeutic. I always write in church as well but I find that I never go back to it.

  2. Iโ€™m sorry for your loss. I wrote about finding writing therapeutic too, itโ€™s interesting how may people do. Reading your post I canโ€™t believe I forgot about flash fiction! I used to love writing those.

    • I was so tired when I got up this mornig because I didn’t get much sleep last night, but then I got my prompt to respond to and started reading other people’s responses and it perked me right up.

    • Probably, most things seem to be. A lot of people will probably just send a quick text or Facebook message. I think it’s fun to frame or make crafts with pretty cards.

  3. This is beautiful. Writing really does help with grief, and other strong emotions that are difficult to express in other ways. It takes time. Iโ€™m sorry for your loss.

    I love getting cards in the mail. Itโ€™s such a treat!

  4. I always enjoyed receiving cards and letters but now it’s more likely to be an email or text, although I guess it’s just a shorter form of writing!

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