If I’m really a writer, why is writing so hard for me? Most people are shocked to find that writing is not only hard for them, it’s hard for anyone and everyone who has ever tried to write—even those people who are very gifted at their craft.
In this episode, we hear from: Psychotherapist and Journal Therapist Deborah Ross, author of the book Your Brain on Ink: A Workbook on Neuroplasticity and the Journal Ladder and the infamous Science Mike on what happens in our brain as we write—and why it’s so difficult.
If you need a little reminder that your writing struggle is worth it, you’re going to love this episode.
This is the first episode of a special series that’s all about the power of a writing process to create positive change in your personal life. We’re covering topics like why writing can be so challenging, what’s happening in your brain when you write, why writing is therapeutic, what it costs us when voices are silenced, and what a regular practice of writing looks like in real life.
The best part? This conversation doesn’t end here, on the podcast. Order Allison Fallon’s latest book, The Power of Writing It Down, for more on how a regular practice of writing can change your life.