Emotional Writing

 In Weekly Forum Discussion, Writer in Residence

Written by: Collette Cottingham; Creatively Hip


I am an emotional woman. I always have been. It is a part of my DNA. As a young woman I was reminded to not show my emotions or to keep my emotions in check.

Well I couldn’t do it. My emotions spill out quite easily. What is a girl to do?

I began to educate myself on emotions. This has been a beautiful journey. A journey of discovery. Instead of “fixing”my emotions, I began to understand myself.

Understanding the woman I am in the depths of my soul. At the raw core of my being. This is where I feel my “raw emotions.”

In this place I developed a deep appreciation for my emotional sensitivity.
My emotions are a good thing, a great thing.

Today my emotions and I work together. I am a better writer, because of my emotions. I can easily tap into whatever emotions I want to capture in my story.

I cry with some words, laugh with others and I can burn with anger, all within the written word. I finish a story and I am full of emotional happiness.

It is a fabulous process that works for the perfectly imperfect woman I am.



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