When I think about writing for healing, empowerment, and fun, the hashtag #mustwrite comes to my mind. For myself and others, writing is as important as breathing. To write is to remove the clutter from our minds. To write is to free ourselves from the untold thoughts and stories we have inside of us.
Writing for Healing, Empowerment, and Fun
There are different goals for writing, and I’ll go over some of them.
Obviously, there are many types of journals: travel, diary, food, gratitude, and much more. I will focus on two types.
A healing journal is where write about your troubles, your vulnerabilities, and your feelings. This is a great place to write what I call an FU Letter. In this letter, you let it all hang out towards a person who has upset you. You can swear, call them impolite names, and state how felt about their behavior. Just don’t send it to them. Instead, allow a week or two to pass, then reevaluate if you need to send them the letter. If you do, then rewrite it in an appropriate manner.
It’s also a place where you can use incorrect spelling and grammar. The main point of a healing journal is to get whatever is bothering you out of your head/body/emotions and onto paper. This will heal and free you.
Dream Interpretation Journal
It’s very easy to forget your dreams upon awakening, which is why it’s important to have a dream journal by your bed. When you write down your nighttime dreams, you have a record of them where you can practice interpreting them, and become better at dream interpretation. This is especially useful when you think you have a dream about the future. If it comes true, then you have proof.
I wrote a free eBook, Got Dreams, Discover Your Ideal Dream Journal, if you need more information about dream journaling.
Short Style of Writing for Healing, Empowerment, and Fun
What do I mean by a short style of writing? Poetry, short stories, articles, blogs, and columns. All these writing methods bring about your creativity and are fun. Depending on your topic, it can also be healing and empowering.
These styles of writing are a great way to practice and improve your writing skills. Sometimes it will be easy to write, while at other times it’s tough. The more you write, the better writer you become. Before long, you will feel confident enough to show others and the public your writing.
The next HUGE step is to write a book. Numerous blogs, articles, and books cover how to write, publish, and market your book. I suggest to research writing techniques and the different methods of publishing and marketing before, during, and after writing your book.
It’s important to write on a topic and style that makes your heart sing, not what the market wants. If you write about what the market wants, there’s a possibility you may make more money. However, in time, writing for what others want, instead of what you desire to write about, will become unfulfilling to you. Whatever genre you choose to write about, avoid rushing the process, and allow the time it takes to write your masterpiece.
You will never regret the time spent writing for healing, empowerment, and fun. Somewhere out there, someone needs to read your words. Your words have power, even if you only help change one person’s life.
Below you will find two of my colleague’s books about writing. Please click on the image to learn more.
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