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Writing is therapeutic

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You have written a very lovely expose' on your love of writing. Your points and self expression carry meaning and are expressed in such a way that we can all easily identify with your feelings. Well said and well written, Joanne!

Melissa


 Comment Written 14-Feb-2021



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I enjoyed reading your story and explanation of why you chose to write. I am also a late bloomer and began writing short stories after I retired. I joined Fanstory in order to read short stories, and posted my first story in October, 2020. I am not a poet, but can appreciate your statement, "There is so much beauty in self-expression through poetry." I wish you the best in the contest. I hope I've read some of your work.


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You are right that writing is a good hobby. You are totally in love in writing because you claim: "...without writing is like going a day without food or water. It's food and nourishment for the soul, the more you write the more you want to write. I will continue on this new path of poetry writing for the rest of my days or for as long as my mind allows me too."

Thanks for sharing your feelings and emotions about writing.


 Comment Written 12-Feb-2021



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Dear Mystery Writer,

I am so, so sorry for recent losses. Sounds like 2020 was even worse for you than it was for some of the rest of us. And as you know --it was bad. Bad.

I am tickled you have found this amazing outlet. You are right. It can be better and far less expensive than therapy. Haha

Welcome to the craft. Good luck!


 Comment Written 12-Feb-2021



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First, sorry for all your 2020 losses, that's way too many close ones for any one person to lose in a year. Bless you. I enjoyed this and feel it's so true for so many of us. Writing is healing. Even if we're not writing specifically about something that is on our minds or in our hearts, it still seems to be healing. Thanks for sharing and all the best to you.


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What an emotional and expressive entry for the Why I Write contest. It really does have healing powers, and I'm glad it helps you process your losses.

Just FYI, you have a couple of typos...

It,s been stifled --> It's

Having went through --> Having gone through

All the best to you as you continue to heal.


 Comment Written 12-Feb-2021



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Please refer to the contest announcement. There is requirement for at least 500 words, and this story needs some more work.

Some day should be written as one word: Someday

Self-expression is a compound word and requires a hyphen, as shown.

There should be a space between 2020 and the word and

If you make those changes, you will a little more than 480 words, so you need to add enough to go to 500 or over.

I hope this helps. Good luck.


 Comment Written 28-Jan-2021



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Yes! That is how writing has been for me, too! I have always enjoyed writing, but I never focused on it as much as I have in the last few months. I feel the same way about it that you described.

If I may, I have noticed several typographical error's, as follows:

Paragraph 1
Remove sentence fragments
in a short time span:(Ken list your family members separated by either commas or semicolons)

Paragraph two
Where crying filled most of my days it's
(insert a comma after days)

Paragraph three
Comma After 2020

Whether I'm at work, at home or whatever I'm doing and wherever I may be at any given time.

(Incomplete sentence. You can either join it with the sentence before or add something to it to make it complete)

Paragraph four
I love to write

it's a part of me that I have to express
(Need periods at the end of the sentences)

Paragraph five

reawakened, and reborn.
(remove thatcomma)

Paragraph seven
I find it very fulfilling and brings peace and contentment.
(it brings contentment)
nourishment for the soul the more you write
(needs a period after soul)

as long has my mind allows me too.
)"has" should be "as")


Last paragraph the book and say my nanny wrote this.
( the book and say, "My nanny wrote this.")

With the typos corrected, I can, and will happily, upgrade your stars to a five. I like your essay and can relate to it very well. I hope my proofreading has helped. Hugs.

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 Comment Written 27-Jan-2021



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reply by Leann DS on 27-Jan-2021
    I meant to tell you, my daughter and I had the idea to print a soft cover book of poetry and drawings for a Christmas gift for next year. If that is something you would like to do, you could inexpensively print them at a print shop and give them as gifts. Just an idea.

reply by the author on 27-Jan-2021
    Thank you! That?s a great idea. Do you mean print them along with your photos. Or just the poems.
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I came back to this site after several years away. My heart never left. Much of my writing is either "political" or "religious" so it is pretty sure to offend someone. Yet words dammed inside must somehow breech. May we both find solace for the soul thru spilling of ink. I look forward to getting to know you.


 Comment Written 27-Jan-2021



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I fully agree with you. Writing is creative expression and rejuvenates your body and soul. Please continue to provide us with your insights and beautiful poems, especially those which pertain to the Word of God.


 Comment Written 27-Jan-2021



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