Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Writing is the Most Effective Tool to Cope with Life's Challenges & Pains

Dearest fellow bloggers, writers, authors, poets, journalists, novelists, essayists, etc...

It's been awhile. :-) I hope you're all OK.

However, I know that just like others, a lot of you encounter situations that you hope you could do without. I hope this post will somehow assuage your pain and let you see that - as avid users of the written word - we can do something about these things that bring us pain or sorrow.

If you're having problems right now, do read my message below:

It's OK to cry because someone had hurt you. It's all right to shout in agony when you think you've been taken for a fool or if your assets were forcibly taken from you. It's perfectly all right to just choose to clam up as the people around you criticize or shout at you even if you didn't do anything wrong. It's perfectly all right NOT to participate in the way that others are hoping we would do.

As wordsmiths, we have the choice to experience these negative situations in full drama, accompanied with its own version of a grand symphony blasting its dynamic range and volume in all its glory to those who are in hearing range. 

We go through these and we fight back not with the same intensity as these things had hit us with. Rather, we face these bravely - armed with our laptops, iPads, pens and papers. 

As bloggers, writers, authors, poets, journalists, novelists, essayists, etc, we see how these dismal situations can be turned around into something more positive and advantageous for all of us. We understand that we can encapsulate these things and write a convincing, gripping tale that a lot of readers can relate to.

As the saying goes... “Let the world burn through you. Throw the prism light, white hot, on paper.”~ Ray Bradbury, WD

If you notice that the tempest in your life is not yet over, or it continues to the next day and the next without fail, here's something to remind you that you can do something about that situation which you do not favor: "Plot is people. Human emotions and desires founded on the realities of life, working at cross purposes, getting hotter and fiercer as they strike against each other until finally there's an explosion–that's PLOT." ~ Leigh Bracket, WD

As such, use all those who hate or belittle you as antagonists in your story. Use all your troubles, mistakes, challenges, failures, problems, fights, struggles, miseries and anything else that do not bring positive things to your life to the FULLEST when you sit down and WRITE ABOUT THEM. 

Now, that feels a lot better, doesn't it?

All the best! 

Keep writing! 

I'll see you next post. ;-)



Ima Vee said...

catesss... you're back.. finally...
been missing your blog since December.. hehe.. don't go hiatus again...

Aileen A said...

Oh good! You're back to blogging :D If you're going through such things, I wish you well. Life is tough, but so are you.

SittieCates said...

Hi sis ImaVee! Yup, I'm BACK! :-) Thanks for staying even when I'm away. Appreciate it a lot, sis.

Sis Aileen A, how are you? Yup, I'm back to blogging. Didn't realize I'll miss it so much.

Nah, I wrote this because I have some writer friends who are going through some tough times. But I love your comment, esp. "Life is tough, but so are you." Love it! Will remember that. Thanks, sis!

Angel Monsod said...

Hi ms.cates thanks for this ,such timely, im glad you are back in writing :) all the best and kisses :) --angel

SittieCates said...

Hello Angel!

So nice of you to drop by. Hope life is treating you well.

Glad you like the post. Hope you can visit my blog from time to time.

All the best to you as well! :-)

james bang files said...

hi sittiecates, i just read your blog again.

more and more writing power to you

SittieCates said...

Hi, James Bang!

Thanks for reading. Will be putting up a new post soon. Hope you'll be able to check it once it's up.

All the best!

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