5 reasons writing fiction is good for your mental health – Written By M. L. Davis

Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week, and it seems relevant to talk about writing fiction, and the positive way it can impact your mental health. I’m sure a lot of writers write as an outlet, so I thought it’d be appropriate to talk about 5 of the reasons writing fiction is good for you mental health.

Writing is cathartic
There’s just something about the act of writing that’s cathartic. It’s relaxing, calming, and allows you to outpour your thoughts and feelings. This is true of journaling, poetry, stories….any writing. When you need a release, getting words down is immensely healing.

It enables you to explore and understand emotions
Pent up emotions often lead to further stress and complications. It’s important to go through your emotions and do all you can to understand them. Writing gives you the space to do that. You can use emotions in your work, and through your characters explore them and their outcomes. Often, writing helps you understand how you’re feeling, and that can be vital.

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2 thoughts on “5 reasons writing fiction is good for your mental health – Written By M. L. Davis

  1. I would have to agree with this article. I know I started writing when my real estate career started collapsing due to the 2008 bubble bursting. It helped keep me going and trying in spite of how things were going in the market. In the end the market collapsed entirely and I had to start over, but writing certainly helped keep me from falling into despair.

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