Expose yourself – take risks in your writing

I read this post – Quotes on Writing – on Melissa Donovan’s blog, Writing Forward, just after I posted my last article.

Quotes on Writing is about expressing yourself freely and openly. To quote part of Melissa’s article, “It means exposing yourself, taking risks, and being vulnerable.”

To write about feelings we need to dig deep to remember what our own felt like. To write about feelings we need to remember sadness and deep pain, as well as joy. Humans tend to remember the good things in life more than the bad but everything we experience and feel is part of our learning curve that makes us who we are today.

Writing about these feelings makes us, and our characters, more human and more believable.