Writing for Catharsis

When venting with others fails, what do you go to for emotional release? For some it’s music, a sanctuary in nature, a pet, exercise, and/or a journal. Otherwise known as a diary–keeper of secrets, keeper of all feelings. It helps to let words pour out onto a page or screen when all you can do is count on yourself. Writing has the power to build resilience because it can turn into a strong coping mechanism. From it one tells a personal story that is uniquely crafted.

  • Writing in general is structural / form-based (even when it's not, e.g. certain kinds of poetry); one could make the leap that the inherent structure of writing is the only way to give "form to the formless." It also lets you think new things; it's an exercise in learning. – claytonpitcher 9 years ago

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