This post is for Alex Cavanaugh’s Insecure Writers Support Group (click the link for details on what that means and how to join. You will also find a list of bloggers signed up to the challenge that are worth checking out. The first Wednesday of every month, we all post our thoughts, fears or words of encouragement for fellow writers.
This month’s question — How do major life events affect your writing? Has writing ever helped you through something?
At my age, I don’t have a lot of ‘major life events’ anymore but writing has helped me through something. As ugly as the news is these days, I often turn off the TV and turn on my computer. The fictional world of my novel allows me to escape, emotionally and mentally. For hours, I lose myself in my characters and immerse myself in their world, in the past (I write historical fiction), traveling with them, solving those problems.
Thanks to writing, I get my shine back. It is a feeling like no other. Better than chocolate.
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Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers, and Born in a Treacherous Time, first in the Man vs. Nature saga. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, an Amazon Vine Voice, a columnist for NEA Today and TeachHUB, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. You can find her books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning. Look for her upcoming trilogy, Crossroads, eta Spring 2019.