And, really, why write?

Brianna Ecklid

My yoga instructor friend Guy Gabriel posted a link to this article by Brianna Ecklid recently on Facebook. I thought it was appropriate to repost in light of the previous blogĀ here discussing why writers write. Ecklid contends that writing saved her life. I’m also reminded of the A.M. Holmes novel “This Book Will Save Your Life.” The Holmes novel is an outrageous L.A.-based story about alienation and reconnecting (it’s also very funny). And what a bold title! But I believe it. Plenty of people have said that reading a single book — or many– has saved them from despair. Call me sappy, but I honestly think writing and reading have that power…they don’t work for everyone, but some.

Click here for Ecklid’s The Letter That Saved My Life.