No. Exerise is personal therapy. Making love is personal therapy. The mother of all chilli burgers on top of a plate of French fries the size of Mt. Rainier is personal therapy. Taking my kayak out on Lake Washington in the rain is personal therapy (also a little stupid).
Writing is writing. What internal conflicts? I create to entertain, not to psychoanalyze myself. Why should I deprive someone who went through 20 years of school dealing with people who have internal conflicts?
hmmm, very personal question, perhaps to some extent some of my work could be perceived as such.
Writing can at times be therapeutic. And yes, Internal conflicts are a part of what helps me to write some of my stories.
Of course it's personal therapy, how could it not be? As a fiction writer you get to explore every kink and bend you wish to pursue through your characters. And then you have to resolve it one way or another. What fun!
All conflicts are internal to some degree and therefore a creative force.
Sometimes it is, my poetry acts like that sometimes. Often, it seems.
Yes, definitely - although I often don't realize it at the time. I don't use the conflicts in my life as a conscious source of inspiration, but often I'll look back at some writing and realize that the characters are going through exactly the sorts of issues that I was at the time of the writing. For example, at one point when I was changing careers, I had a protagonist go through a major identity crisis: he had always been perceived (by himself and everyone he knew) in one way and had slowly come to the realization that this wasn't him. He struggled to make the changes he knew he wanted to make, which was exactly what I was doing in real life at the same time. While I was writing it, however, I had no realization of how my character's struggles were mirroring my own.
Creativity flows from the unconscious and yes, letting these things out in a socially acceptable ways is therapeutic. There's are reasons the unconsious is unconscious.
No. While I do not doubt that writing provides therapeutic value for me, it is an unintended fringe benefit. Certainly, internal conflicts both past and present are a necessary ingredient for creativity.
It most certainly is. Like I said earlier, a lot of my ideas I incorporate into 'Fifi's stories' come from internal conflicts I have encountered in real life.
Absolutely it is the unconscious clammoring to emerge to the consciousness.
In my case yes; I get immense enjoyment through writing; maybe internal conflicts are a creative forces of writing but I'm not too sure about that one.
No. I used to think so but I know now that I keep a separate file for my internal conflicts. A really small corner in the side of my mind!
I've read writing for therapy; it can be childish and egomaniacal. I don't consciously try to do it, even in my logs, where I work with words about the day-by-day. Internal conflicts are anything but a creative force; they stop creativity. Later, with hindsight, I might write more intensively about them. For writers it's better to be even-tempered craftsmen.
in the beginning, yes, writing is therapy. I used to tell my students, you will write what you have to, which means autobiographical, and you will write it, and will write it until you no longer need to. At that point, you can be more creative because you no longer have to prove anything from your own past.
Conflict - there is no novel without it.
Some types of writing are but not all. Yes and no, it depends on the story.