I can’t write about it

How am I supposed to deal with this? I’m a writer. I write about life’s experiences. Today I had a very intense experience and because it was confidential, I can’t write about it. But I feel like I need to. It was important. Very, very important.

I think that it’s always important to remember what the purpose of the writing is. I mean, besides fame and fortune, of course.

The purpose is to make the world a better place. To give positive things to people. And if I have to sacrifice someone else in order to do so, then it’s defeating the purpose.

So, if I’m going to write about this, I need to figure out a way to do it without hurting others. Otherwise, I failed.

P.S. Well, most of the time. I do believe that sometimes we hurt people and that doesn’t necessarily mean that we shouldn’t have done the action.

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5 thoughts on “I can’t write about it

  1. I am a physician, so I understand your problem. My stream of consciousness had to be fiction or I’d be in deep trouble.

    No only did I change all names and places in my book, ‘The Mandolin Case,’ but I re-arranged the facts too. At the same time, all the human dynamics and emotions are true.

    I did my best to show the truth but not tell any facts. The parties who were there have read the MS, and they do not recognize the people involved, or even the medical case, so I guess I did my job.

    As far as I know, I am the only physician bluegrass fiction writer around. Come visit.

    drtombibey.wordpress.com

    1. I’m happy to hear from someone who can relate! It’s great you’ve succeeded in write about the truth without the facts. Will check out your blog.

      I am currently working on a blog post, on my other blog, http://blogmidrash.wordpress.com, about my experience on Friday. I am so not a fiction writer but I am still trying to get across the “lessons learned” from what happened without telling what happened.

  2. Pingback: Not being able to write about it « Non-fiction writers

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