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Recently, one of my closest friends commited suicide. I'm not usually good with keeping up on my writing or finishing it for that matter, but a while after he passed, I made myself swear that I'd start and finish a book about his life in his honor. I know sometimes after something like this happens, you find it hard to get on track, but I was wondering how it would effect all of your writing. Thanks.

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holy crap. i'm so sorry ....

good question though! i think a tragic event has without a doubt a positive effect, i should know. but his doesn't mean go off and start a tragic event, anything in life has a positive effect on your writing. just wait a littel my friend, you'll be as good as new and better.

from fourteen year old halim

I'm sorry for your loss...And yes, when bad comes to me, I let go in poetry, sometimes hiding my true feeling between the lines of certainly in uncertain times. Death has a way of allowing us to write a thousand poems to finely learn what our losses mean.

 

 

wow..

 

Writing would defineatley help me. To get out surpressed emotions and tell what i really feel and finally say the things i never got to. it would hurt, of course it would. But it would help me more for sure.

I'm so sorry for your loss, Julie Ann. I think anything that happens to us in life, especially the traumatic life-changing events,  will shape our writing. I can see how different mine is now to how it was even just five years ago.
Thank you everyone for your condolences. I can see how this has effected my writing. It's deeper and darker; not like how innocent and 'happy-go-lucky' it used to be. But anyway, thank you all for your answers.
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Ok let's try this again. I had a friend of my recently put a gun to his head and pull the trigger, he leaves behind two daughters a son and a wife. Why did he do it? Only he and his maker knows. But the signs were obviousely there. It's just people ar so wrapped up in their own trials and struggles, no one seen or heard his cries for help. Oh there's plenty of rumors and gossip going on as to why. But that's just what it is gossip and rumors. And oh how our society feeds on gossip and rumors.  The sad thing is, as shitty as this life is at times, we only get one life. So we better treat each and every moment as a precious gift. Because we're all walking around down here with our numbers punched. We just don't know what our number is. So live each day as if it's your last, as it may be just that.  I pray for you and send my condolences as well. It's a sad thing when death becomes more inviting to us then life. But keep writing as it's great therapy.
Writing is the only thing keeping me sane right now, as the economy is in the crapper, our government is a mess. Everyone blaming everyone else for the trouble our country is in. When it comes down to it, our country has been a caretaker for the world for so long it has finally broke our countrys back. Everyday is survival of the fittest. It's dog eat dog and it's going to get worse before it gets any better I'm afraid. But our country has risen out of the ashes of ruin before, and we can do it again. Maybe this time around we'll get it right. God Bless America!
Garry, sorry to hear about your friend! I too believe our days are numbered. I thank God for each day!
Lori, I'm sorry for your loss too. I can't imagine what it would be like to lose my husband. What you've created out of your grief is a beautiful and lasting legacy I'm sure.

Lori A. Moore said:

I became an author as a result of my former husband's death.

 

When Andy died in 2008, my world was shaken.  I had been a workaholic and realized at Andy's death how much time I had spent working instead of being with him.

 

I started writing as a way to deal with my grief, but ended up publishing a book honoring Andy and dealing with the issues of grief and loss. 

Garry, my condolences about your friend. That's so shocking and heartbreaking. I agree with you on how we're all wrapped up in ourselves. I think we're far too insular now. It's ironic that technology's made us less connected instead of more. No-one stops to chat in the street with their neighbors anymore. We hear more from our friends online than we do via face-to-face get togethers. Life is a gift for sure and not one to be taken for granted. I'll say a prayer for you and your friend's family to eventually find some sense of peace over this tragedy.

Garry Edward Lewis said:

Ok let's try this again. I had a friend of my recently put a gun to his head and pull the trigger, he leaves behind two daughters a son and a wife. Why did he do it? Only he and his maker knows. But the signs were obviousely there. It's just people ar so wrapped up in their own trials and struggles, no one seen or heard his cries for help. Oh there's plenty of rumors and gossip going on as to why. But that's just what it is gossip and rumors. And oh how our society feeds on gossip and rumors.  The sad thing is, as shitty as this life is at times, we only get one life. So we better treat each and every moment as a precious gift. Because we're all walking around down here with our numbers punched. We just don't know what our number is. So live each day as if it's your last, as it may be just that.  I pray for you and send my condolences as well. It's a sad thing when death becomes more inviting to us then life. But keep writing as it's great therapy.

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