Writing 101 – I write because . . .

I write because it takes me to another world. One that fits me and I don’t have to change myself to try and fit into reality. Eventually I must come back to reality, but I like the change in my atmosphere and my mindset.

Writing lifts me from my depressive state. I have Bipolar Disorder and sometimes my life is very bad and by writing I can take myself to a better place or if I am feeling really depressed I can write about a dark place and happenings and it takes me to a calmer place as I know that what I write in my stories and poems is usually make-believe.

Then again I write a journal for my therapist and it is my true life and that helps me work through my daily problems and then gives me an outline to work from in therapy.

I also have a journal type blog that is my real life blog. No fiction usually unless I forget and use the wrong blog. This blog is for advocacy of mental illness awareness and mainly Bipolar Disorder. I also write about invisible illnesses such as Fibromyalgia and many others, all of which I suffer from.

This class will be taken on my writing/poems blog (mainly fiction) and I hope to practice skills I am not familiar with. Even if some of my personal stuff ends up on here (not the first time) it is writing practice and I hope to increase my skills and eventually write more than just short stories and poems.

I have a start for NANOWRIMO and the beginning is sort of outlined. I have an idea where it will go, but it will take some time to work it out. Taking this class at the same time will be difficult and I will do as much as I can of both projects.

When I have the time I do writing prompts and photography prompts although I have fallen behind with having to get  a new computer.


About Tessa

My name is Tessa Dean and I am an author and blogger. My writing styles vary and I love writing using prompts. I am also writing my first book, a Memoir entitled "Government Property - A Memoir of a Military Wife".  This is being published on the blog rather than the traditional way. I am putting up chapters as I go along. I keep my blog filled with useful content, stories, and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. I have also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. I also wrote a series of articles on Bipolar Disorder for IBPF (International Bipolar Foundation). I am in my 60’s and disabled which allows me plenty of time to write to my heart’s content. I live in southern New Jersey and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is a Sargent in the United States Marine Corps.
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3 Responses to Writing 101 – I write because . . .

  1. rosemawrites says:

    Oh. This is so honest and heartfelt, Tessa!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Just do your best and enjoy the process!

    Liked by 1 person

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