The Power of the Pen/Writing To Heal

We all write for different reasons.  There are as many different reasons to write as there are writers.  I’ve been writing off & on my whole life.  But I didn’t give it any real merit or take it seriously until a few years ago.  Now, writing is a huge part of my life.  One that I could not imagine being without.

My blog is a mixture of all kinds of things.  From my personal experiences to the daydreams of short stories or poetry.  It’s filled with my life.  My hopes, my dreams, and my tragedies, fears, and setbacks.

But more than anything, it’s filled with healing.

Through my writing, I’ve been able to put voice to the many experiences in my life.  This expression is an outlet.  A way to shout, scream, kick the dog (figuratively, of course. I would NEVER kick sweet Rocket), cry or sing, soar and rejoice.

It’s a way to heal.

But not just for me.  I hope that some of my writing has touched others.  I’ve written many times about depression and its devastation on people.  I’ve also written about family, loves and loss.

If my writing has touched you in some small way; if it has helped you heal in some small way, that makes me extremely happy.  If my writing made you smile on a day where it was tough to smile, then it’s all been worth it.  Because that’s what writers do.  They touch others’ lives through their writing.

As always, thank you for joining me on this journey.  ❤ Penny

About Penny Wilson Writes

Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 & 2019 by Z Publishing, Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. You can find more of her writings on her blog at and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.
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19 Responses to The Power of the Pen/Writing To Heal

  1. Karen says:

    I agree, writing a blog is healing. I think any creative outlet for our emotions is a good thing. My blog is similar to yours in that it’s a mix up of anything and everything in my life!
    Just keep writing and keep healing x 🙂

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  2. Penny this is a great reminder that our writing does not only affect us, but if we’re lucky, affects others positively too!

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  3. I know your writing touched me when I was following you and blogging regularly four months ago. I look forward to following and being uplifted through your words. God Bless.

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  4. You write for all the right reasons, Penny.

    I linked to your blog yesterday when posting on mental health. You are an incredible resource for your personal insights.

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  5. Definitely, Penny! We’re all in this together, healing together! And now, medical doctors are realizing that writing therapy can seriously heal. Of course, we writers knew that all along!

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