Creative Writing--Reflections On Writing--A Therapeutic Tool for Both the Writer and the Reader
Writing as well as reading allows one to reflect their thoughts and feelings in ways life cannot offer. In turn, both the reader as well as the writer, have a mutual therapeutic tool.
Through written words, both the writer as well as the reader, has a tool to enrich their lives as well as the lives of others around them.
Words are one of the most powerful ways of communicating as well as releasing what lays deep within the soul.
The once blank paper, now filled with words, reflects a piece of the writer's soul. Each word written is a thought, quite possibly a metaphor, into the deepest part of the writer's subconscious, now poured fluently onto the blank page.
With the release of each word from the thought process to the page, in away, releases the burdens the writer carries, both consciously and subconsciously. The written words, are no longer work for the writer, however a form of a therapeutic tool--a tool that gives the writer, temporary or otherwise, a new found sense of freedom, a tool that not only a published writer can use but even a novice writer.
Unlike life, the writer can chose to delete written words as well as feelings no longer felt. Once the filled pages are finished, the writer has the ability to share the reflections of their thoughts to the reader.
The writer should be able to pull the reader into the tangled web of each word, each thought, each sentence, as well as the unwritten words--the hidden messages.
The reader, fortunate or not, has the unique opportunity to stare into part of the writer's soul. The written words become a mirror of the writer to the reader. The mirror, once stared into, regardless of whether or not the reader learned something from the written words, the reader however, learned something about the writer.
Even in works of fiction, the reader learns the interests of the writer. Through the written words, the reader can learn of the writer's greatest fears, life experiences, fantasies, as well as other personal feelings.
Written works of fiction allows the reader to live through what they cannot experience in real life. If the writer was able to draw the reader, captivate them in each word, the reader now too has a therapeutic tool--a thought process and quite possibly a sense of relief from the ability to relate to the written words.
This relation has the ability to stir the reader into putting their own thoughts onto a new blank page--an endless cycle of thoughts and ideas now born.
Both the reader and the writer have a form of escapism from their day-to-day lives.
For the writer, even each darkest thought can pour out onto the once blank page.
For the reader, each thought has the ability to reach their inner most soul, and allow the reader to connect to writer.
The reader has the ability to journey along with the writer through the mirror the writer created. Moreover, the written work has the ability to educate the reader to better their lives and/or enhance the lives of others.
Mutually, the writer and the reader have a responsibility.
The writer's job is to educate or to create an escapism for the reader. The writer, with their written words, has the power to influence the reader in some way.
The reader has even a greater responsibility and that is to learn from the written words or to use the form of escapism to release their own inspirations in a positive manner as well as pass along the written words.
Together, the writer and the reader have a therapeutic tool and together, a way to communicate thoughts and ideas.
Each thought poured onto a page, each word read, has the ability to make the world a better place, or at the very least, a sense of unity.