Writing for wellbeing can be an excellent way to improve your writing skills in a relaxed and gentle atmosphere. It encourages the production of raw imperfect material with no pressure to think about publication or where the work is going. It is an end in itself but strangely, perhaps because of this it always improves people’s work and their confidence. It is a wonderful opportunity to express yourself and get feelings and emotions down on paper without worrying about the writing being judged or needing to be changed. I use all the techniques involved in writing for wellbeing in my own writing and art and this practice has changed the way I feel about creativity and allows me to use my work for self-insight and healing.
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