Writing is not a Cure. It’s a Disease.

Sometimes I hear the advice, “Write about it.”

There is a kind of writing that soothes the soul, allowing me to blather on about my unhappiness until I tire of it and go get an oil change.

That is not a productive kind of writing. It is not a writing that generates anything but self-admiration or self-pity.

The kind of writing that produces stories hurts. It’s also fun, but you can’t have the fun parts without the pain. It’s like fight club; it’s always the first night and you have to fight.

I journal a lot, but mostly to avoid complaining to everybody about everything. So I complain to myse More

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