Writing with a Therapeutic Purpose

They say that if you can’t figure out what to write about to just start writing. It’s like something my coach used to say. “You miss exactly 100% of the shots you do not take.” If you don’t shoot, you don’t score. If you don’t write, nothing will be read. Writing, for me at least, is therapeutic. Just like puppies and boyfriends and building things out of wood. It’s expressive. The only difference is that in therapeutic writing interpretation is not needed. Puppies and boyfriends and wooden playsets are meant to be seen. Words can be written to be read, but not necessarily to be seen. Most writers would argue that words should be both read and seen. But sometimes words should be taken under lock and key to never be seen, or read, or interpreted. Often times these words, these unseen words, are the most therapeutic.

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