I’ve conducted writing classes with everyone from irrepressible first-graders to senior citizens seeking perspective on their life stories.
I hope I’ve done this teaching with the humility it deserves.
I usually explain that writing helps you to understand your experiences and clarify your thoughts.
You can show things and you can try to persuade.
The writer’s dark advantage: getting revenge on anyone who’s hurt you, and they usually can’t fight back.
You can write to reveal yourself or to hide, to become what no one would think you are.
It’s like acting, but no one sees you.