Writing Exercise for Peace of Mind
By Victoria Hanley
No one else will read what you’re about to write. This is because you need to know you can confide in yourself no matter what you have to say.
Write about something that’s troubling you. Let the emotion pour through you, and use your strongest verbs and most illuminating adjectives to describe how you feel and what’s going on. When you’re done, hit the delete key–or if you’ve written on paper, feed the page through a shredder or tear it up.
When at least two hours have passed, write again, and this time write anything that occurs to you that might be able to solve your problem.
Meet Victoria Hanley, Writing for Peace Adviser
Victoria Hanley’s novels have won many honors and awards at home and abroad, and inspired two nonfiction writing books: Seize the Story: A Handbook for Teens Who Like to Write, and Wild Ink: Success Secrets to Writing and Publishing in the Young Adult Market. She teaches writing at Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver and at Northern Colorado Writers in Fort Collins.
Learn more about Victoria’s books, read her blog, download a free chapter of Wild Ink, and watch Victoria in action at www.victoriahanley.com.
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