Who am I now? Begin again…

Brevity’s founding editor Dinty W. Moore interviews Melanie Brooks, author of the recently released Writing Hard Stories: Celebrated Memoirists Who Shaped Art from Trauma, featuring Brooks’ conversations with Andre Dubus III, Sue William Silverman, Kyoko Mori, Richard Hoffman, Suzanne Strempek Shea, Abigail Thomas, Mark Doty, Edwidge Danticat, Jessica Handler, Richard Blanco, and others about how they tackle […]

via Writing the Pain: Memoirists on Trauma and Memory — BREVITY’s Nonfiction Blog

I can relate with how hard it is to go from being so disorganized in the trauma that to begin to use writing as a means to heal is rather a desperate move beyond the wasteland that now seems to be an overwhelming reality…so, the difficult journey of the tasks of grief, acceptance of loss, adjusting to life as it is now, and reinvesting and reinventing oneself opens up like a fading storm with gray skies promising life of renewal.    Reading Brevity’s blog post of Writing in Pain encouraged me today…there are real truths in the words revealing the nature of trauma…

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