Can your own experience affect your writing?

Can your own experience affect your writing?

We are dynamic authors because of our emotions, trains of thinking, and prior experiences. My advise is to welcome that impact and not be frightened to accept it. Your life experiences may have a huge influence on your writing, so embrace that potential. You never know where it could take you.

For example: I have always been more interested in the psychology behind behavior than in simply predicting what people will do. This interest led me to write several books on human nature from a psychological perspective. But my interest in psychology also led me to study memory training programs like E-Learning World's #1 selling computer game "Mental Agility." I found that playing this game improved the ability of my readers to control their own memories and thus enhance their overall mental agility. Mental agility is important in today's world of constantly changing technologies. Being able to adapt to new situations requires being able to see things from other people's points of view, which is only possible if you control your own mind.

I hope this answer has been helpful. Feel free to ask further questions!

How does expressive writing help you cope with stress?

Writing about ideas and feelings that occur following a traumatic or stressful life experience, also known as expressive writing, may assist some people in coping with the emotional consequences of such situations. However, it is not a panacea and will not work for everyone. It may be useful to write about your experiences anyway, whether you think anything will come of it or not. The act of putting words onto paper can help release emotions that might otherwise be bottled up inside.

Writing about your experiences can be helpful in dealing with the emotional effects of trauma or stress. (Image credit: Stockimo /

People often talk about "opening up a can of worms" when discussing issues that they have never dealt with before. That is exactly what writing about your experiences does--it opens up a can of worms that may not have been there previously. By exposing yourself to these issues head on, you are more likely to find solutions or ways to cope. For example, if you have never talked with anyone about an incident that caused you pain, then writing about it could lead to meeting other people who have had similar experiences and give you new perspectives on what happened.

It is also important to remember that writing about your experiences does not guarantee that you will automatically feel better. It is possible that writing about something that has hurt you deeply may even cause you to feel worse initially.

What have you learned about writing?

7 Amazing Things You Can Learn From Writing Every Day

  • Passion is crucial.
  • Writing something bad adds up to something greater.
  • A little bit each day drives success.
  • People might actually read your stuff.
  • People might never read your stuff.
  • People might dislike what you write.
  • Some people will dislike your writing style.

Why do people express themselves through writing?

Writing about yourself gives you control over your emotions. Learning to express yourself and your feelings can help you live a more rewarding and true life. By expressing yourself, you may relieve feelings and gain confidence in yourself, allowing you to develop a life worth living.

People write for many reasons. Some write because they want others to know how they feel. Others write as a way of releasing their emotions. Still others write because they want to become famous. However, most writers write because they need an outlet for their feelings.

Writing about yourself is not easy. You must be honest but not hurtful. If someone feels attacked when reading what you have written, they will never read it again. Try to find the good in everyone else's actions even if they don't see it themselves. This will allow you to get past any bad feelings quickly and help you move on with your life.

Writing about yourself allows you to understand yourself better. You will learn things about yourself that you didn't know before. For example, you may discover that you're not very open with others or that you do care too much what other people think of you. Writing about these things will help you grow as a person.

Finally, writing about yourself helps you live a full life. No matter how short or long you estimate your life to be, it still ends one day.

About Article Author

Jennifer Campanile

Jennifer Campanile is a freelance writer, editor, and teacher. She has been published in The New York Times, The Nation, and on NPR among other places. She teaches writing at the collegiate level and has been known to spend days in libraries searching for the perfect word.

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