If you are a writer, you probably enjoy writing. It can be fun and adventurous.
Writers often use their creativity to make sense of the world. This helps both themselves and the people who enjoy their work.
How can writing be therapeutic? There are some ideas about that.
- Making sense of things. Writers can put in lots of details so that stories make sense. This can be for both fiction and nonfiction. A lot of things don’t make a lot of sense, but they can be understood if there are enough details.
- Understanding motivation. Writers can set a background and a character history in such a way so that you can see the reasons why people do what they do.
- Establishing context. Do you ever read about something in a book or news report and you don’t understand why something happened? It can make more sense of you have details about the context and environment.
For thousands of years, poets and writers have been called upon to use their talents to explain things. Writers today do that job of making sense of the world.
If you have a need to make sense and understand something that happened in your life, you can always write about it. You don’t have to share your work with others if you don’t want to do so.
Writing about your experiences can be a form of self-therapy. Use your writing talents and skills to make sense of what is happening in your life and your world.