To Reveal or Not to Reveal

GG on blogging, writing, and other things.

Gunmetal Geisha

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Some people call it over-sharing while others might say you’re brave and raw in your personal writing. Writers of personal essays process emotions and conflict differently than non-writers. Every incident, good or bad, has the potential to become a story, or a fascinating spin of an ordinary occurrence — at least to the writer. I could be crying an ocean over some big loss, and often, a calm voice behind my thoughts would be narrating it back to me in crafted sentences. Not many of those narrations ever make it to paper, and of course, there’s no background narration in the midst of a serious tragedy — even a narrating voice knows when to hang its head in respectful silence.

But it’s only a delay. If the story wants to be told, sooner or later it will out like any truth.

Writers are word conduits, and as much as they’d…

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