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.
Yes. Personally I started blogging three years ago as a healing therapy for my deeply broken heart. Yes I've been writing for decade since I was college student. But it was only for study and professional purposes, not personal.
Once I start writing my personal thought and feeling, I feel relieving, then I cant stop writing since then. Later on I got another surprise. My readers who started from limited friends getting larger and they give me good appreciation bout my personal story that I write in the blog. Wow amazing..Then writing become my new addiction :)
Most definitely. I can look back on my books and see that many of them are healing books. TRANSPLANTED LOVE was my healing book after going through my husband's kidney transplant in 1991, and HER TENANT after my mother's death in 2001. Not looking forward to 2011, since tramatic things seem to happen in my life every ten years.
As for internal conflicts being a creative force, I would have to say yes. I can see that in much of my work. Looking back I can tell you what was going on in my life at the time I wrote each book.
Of course, I write a lot about life which is good therapy for me.
I believe it is. You can't be a good writer without it.
I don't believe so -- at least, not directly. For me, I have to gel the thoughts/concepts completely in my mind before putting word to paper, so to speak. That way, when I start to write, the words just flow.
Absolutely. Poetry is my coping mechanism for strong emotion and conflict. The fringe of madness that marks some of my better or more controversial works is me working through darkness without resorting to self-destructive habits. I am a very strong believer in creative catharsis.
The internal conflicts, particularly the carnal and divine, drive my work, totally.
Oh yes. Without going into literary criticism, the act of both writing and then reading your own writing is the therapy, the reconciliation of conscious and subconscious. I'd have to dig out a paper I wrote on the subject to make it sound good here, but I'm lazy, so trust me on this.
I feel it is a good way for one to express there own feelings and thoughts in
times of distress as well as accomplishments.
None of the above. I suffer from only SOS (stuck on stupid) lol
Writing is my way of giving back to society. It is a form of personal therapy. Internal conflicts are part of my creative force.