Writing has many purposes, the chief of which is communication. But some writers write primarily for the sake of self-understanding.
There is something about the writing process that reveals one’s innermost conflicts in a way that conversation does not. Most, if not all, of us, have experienced the pouring out of emotions on paper and the dissipation and/or resolution of those emotions through the writing process.
If you are a writer who has been helped by the therapeutic aspects of writing, we’d love to hear from you. Please tell us how the writing process helped you sort out feelings you could not sort out otherwise.