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Remembering the Pain

This past weekend I sat for two hours in the emergency room rocking myself back and forth. I had the worst earache imaginable. There were moments that I truly thought that I could jump out of my skin. Through it all do you know what I was thinking about? I was saying to myself remember this pain because maybe you can incorporate it into something that you write.
Writing is about pulling our life’s experiences into our written work. Even the worst feelings can be written about. I know the pain I experienced these past few days will never be forgotten and for that reason I should make them remembered. Perhaps one of my characters will suffer from a mind blowing earache and they will have an epiphany in the midst of it that changes who they thought they were. Who has had an experience similiar to this? Did one of your characters end up suffering because of it?

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