Through as simple a contact as sharing a love for writing people can help others in so many ways… maybe Jessica has found the help that she needed or maybe not. The important thing here is that the core message is the same… reaching out to help others is right and good. Over that caffeine fueled cup of tea the one who reached out has been helped and continues to go on helping by sharing their story here.
Occasionally, I teach a creative writing class. I teach off the beaten path in dark corners that don’t get too many visitors—homes for seniors, halfway houses and jails. The stories in these places are less polite than the stories you get from a class at your local community colleges. I teach in these places because writing has helped me to better understand and accept myself, so I share the process in hopes that it may help someone in this way too. Writing is how I make sense of who I am and what I’ve lived. Writing is the talent that I give as service.
Aside from a few newspaper articles and a couple of magazine pieces (I wrote a piece for Quilter’s Magazine once) and few big blogs like Care2, I am not a widely published or famous writer. I write because I am a writer, one of what I…
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