Create to Relieve Pain

painWe all have painful experiences –

Instead of letting it bog us down, keep us from doing more with our lives, we must use the energy of that pain to feed our creativity.

Write out the painful experience as if it’s happening to someone else.

One writer I knew created a superhero to fight for him when he was unable to fight for himself. Painful experiences, left to rule, stop us from being our very best. You must get it out, get rid of it, use it for your benefit, and the pain of the past will lose its power.

Write it from the superhero’s point of view.

Write yourself out of that painful experience. And Live.

Published by

Noreen Lace

Originally from the Midwest, Noreen Lace received an MFA from California State University where she now teaches. She believes in the beauty of language to express the darkness in life. She is the author of two novellas, West End and Life of Clouds, as well as a book of short stories. Here in the Silence. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in national as well as international journals, including The Chicago Tribune's Printers Row Journal, The Oleander Review, Vine Leaves Press (Australia), Silver Stream Journal (Ireland), Pilcrow and Dagger, Fishfood, and others. "Memorial Day Death Watch," a memoir of her father's passing, placed as a finalist in Writer Advice, while her poem, "All at Once," was published as a finalist in Medusa's Laugh Contest issue. More work is always in progress.

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