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Your experiences are important. Your story is unique. Sharing that story gives you power, courage, and hope. Sharing your story can also help to heal those who have been on parallel journeys. I encourage you to write about your losses and your love. r
Think about it: in college, professors required us to write a paper a certain length. We also felt compelled to use big, fancy words from a thesaurus to sound as smart as possible.
So what did we routinely turn in for a grade? Bloated 8-10 pagers full of words we barely knew and sentences that never once came out of our mouths.
Basically, we stopped being ourselves. r
When Henry Miller penned these rules for writing well, he was speaking to the struggles that he faced on a regular basis. However, these commandments are useful to all, even in areas of life outside of writing. Here is his most precious advice to creative types, unlocked. r
We are all hiding something deep within ourselves. And we know that we are hiding it, and we also have a feeling that everyone else is hiding it – although we’ve never talked about it with them. It’s what Rumi called “the open secret.” The essence of this secret is the inner feeling that we have no idea what we’re doing. r