By Steven Pressfield
The author of The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles explains what keeps us from doing w...
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For most of my writing life, which has been nearly six decades, I have written narrative poetry either from a place of darkness or pain or a place of extreme joy.
Pennebaker's work certainly speaks to the power of journaling. But for me, the power of writing extends beyond journaling to any kind of writing that speaks to my soul.
My goal through my writing is to one day end the kidnapping of our children, their abuse and endangerment. I was one of them. I understand.
In 1978, at the age of 7, I was kidnapped and tortured for a year. I began writing a long letter to my soon-to-be ex-wife, and became besieged by submerged memories. I felt so much that I felt nothing. So, I put pen to paper and came alive.
All three of these women have gone through significant and profound loss and all three are seriously the funniest people I know. Hard to pull off, but they do, in person and in their books.
Research by my colleague Jamie Pennebaker and his colleagues suggests that one of the best therapies for this kind of psychological trauma is also one...
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