The Magic and Mystery Inside of Writing the Struggles and Dilemmas of Your Fictional Characters

In the past nine to ten months, I’ve discovered I wrote the struggles of one of my characters in my most recently finished novella (first draft) are similar to my own personal life struggles.

It was written without my realizing this.

Somehow, we writers must translate what is in our hearts and minds and the difficult circumstances we may be facing in our lives, onto the Word document we’re typing regarding the situations our main character or characters are facing.

Is it part of a healing process?

As we authors know, writing is cathartic. And from the wellness paper I wrote back in college, writing in a journal or creating fiction heals trauma victims, as well.

Continually writing new stories and characters, I believe, we learn more about ourselves and others, and it helps us to grow in every way that counts: spiritually and mentally.

You learn to truly understand yourself and other people.

Literally, when I first started writing again in 2014, the first story I started to write was loosely based on my late teen/early twenties years, and a past romantic relationship I’d seen from my viewpoint and feelings for decades revealed I’d been myopic in my understanding our the relationship. I’d finally realized my former boyfriend’s point of view/side. It had been a great revelation and brought me clarity and peace.

Writing gives balance to an author’s real life.

Authors, leaf through your works and glimpse any areas where you see yourself partially in your main character or other characters and what situations may have mirrored your own presently or in the past.

What did you learn from your writing?

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What Are You Worth?

Self-worth and having love for yourself, not in an egotistical way but in a way you understand you are created in His Image and greatly valued by Him is incredibly crucial on how you navigate through your life. 

If you don’t believe you’re worth anything and don’t love yourself and blame yourself for the majority of conflicts or events in your life, it can affect you emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually, causing you to be swept along the rough seas, struggling, treading water to sustain yourself in some manner. 

But if you believe you’re valued and worth as much as anyone else, your life most likely will take the path of a healthy view of all you experience, an inner strength, and true understanding of love.

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A Great Escape

Blogging Friends,

If you haven’t picked up a copy of my debut novel, Passage of Promise, please consider doing so.

My book is available on Amazon, B&N, BAM, Walmart, Indiebound, my the local Douglas County Library, as well as Sudden Fiction Books in Castle Rock, Colorado.

Follow Marina on her journey of self-discovery. Take the trip to Greece with her and experience Greek traditions, faith, romance, mystery, and love.

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