The Emotional Side of the Writing Life


Check out this post from the Novelty Revisions blog with The Emotional Side of the Writing Life

Meg Dowell Writes

As a writer, it is pretty much your job to tell stories that somehow reflect the human experience. And that often means taking real-world emotions and inserting them into the settings and characters of your craft in order to give readers something significant to connect to.

We talk a lot on this blog about the creative process, and dealing with things like burnout and time management and all the roadblocks that attempt to get in the way of creative expression. But what I know I do not talk about enough — no one really does — is how a writer is supposed to deal with the emotional impact of their own work.

Even if you have only written a few things here and there, you have most likely experienced some kind of emotional reaction to a story — yours or someone else’s, it goes both ways. You know the drained…

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