Things to know about creative writing for wellbeing

So often when I talk about creative writing, people think of all the rules they were taught in English class. When I say it can be a powerful tool for mental health, they look at me like my head just fell off.

When writing for yourself, you can forget all those rules. You don’t have to worry about spelling or grammar or anything else you were taught. You can write in a way that suits you in that moment. You can play and experiment and see what works.

Simply let your imagination run wild and write as if no one will read it. If your story turns into something you want people to read later, then that’s great, you can fix everything in editing.

Spend some time in the moment and write whatever comes up. Write what is in your heart. Write something fun or something silly. Give all your troubles to a character and either fix things in a way you wish they could be fixed, or make their lives even worse! Spend time in the moment and enjoy it.

Remember, there are no rules, you can what you want how you want.

Write as if no one will read it, after all, unless you show someone, no one else will.

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About Melissa

Melissa Gijsbers started writing when she was in High School during the 1990s, even winning some awards for a short story and a script. For many years, life got in the way of creative writing, however she did start blogging around 2006.

She currently lives in Melbourne, Australia with her two sons and a pet blue tongue lizard.

Melissa Gijsbers, Author, Speaker & Booklover
Melissa Gijsbers - Author, Speaker & Booklover
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