Reason #6 Why Folks Don’t Write

There are many reasons folks don’t write. Lack of talent isn’t on of them.

Thinking that bad stuff is better than good stuff is.

Bad stuff is powerful because negative emotions are powerful. When we grieve, are victimized, neglected, overlooked, betrayed; when disease comes and death is lurking about. These sore places in the heart are tender and seem important. Painful.

Just because bad stuff happens doesn’t mean you must write about them. They can be left alone. In fact, left alone might be a darn good thing to do to them.

It is okay to pick one good thing and write about how that happened, how you got there.

Suffering is not mandatory. It’s powerful; but it isn’t mandatory.

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About Mrs. Fitz

Hello! I'm Michele Fitzpatrick, a Chicago writer. Like our town, a work in progress. As a journalist, teacher and writing coach I think all of us live our stories and sharing them creates moments that remind us we're connected. And that is enough.
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