stories

Why I write. Psychology and the power of the story.

Why I write. Psychology and the power of the story.
You don't write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say - Ernest Hemingway

Maybe that's what drives all creativity? All artists. All writers. All scientists. All makers. It's not a decision. It's a compulsion. A need to tell a story.

A good story brings the senses to life; captures hearts and minds. Changes lives.

This is a piece of my story. Tell me yours.

 

Mental Health: Their words

When I was in my early 20s I read a book called Tell Me I'm Here by Australian writer, broadcaster, film maker and social commentator Anne Deveson.  It's the story of her son, Jonathan, and his struggle with schizophrenia.  It is also her story as a mother, watching her son's torment, able to do so little to help.