Writing for Health and Healing - Top Inspiring Authors Who Can Touch Your Heart and Soul!

A vast number of writers around the world has been growing since ages. Some of them left a footprint when they died and some of them remained as silent as they can ever be.

But with the work of art of these writers, the hearts and souls of different people around the globe have been touched and moved.

"A professional writer is an amateur writer who did not quit"
- Richard Bach

I know that no matter how good your writings are you will still need an inspiration for your writings. Writing can help with your health and it can be used as a power tool to healing — emotionally, physically, and psychologically.

As the number of studies increased, it becamse clear that writing was a far more powerful tool for healing than anyone had every imagined.
~ Dr. James Pennebaker, author of Writing to Heal, who has seen improved immune function in participants of writing exercises. 

So, just for a simple inspiration that will kick-start your day or your life I made a list of 5 inspiring writers.

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These writers have inspired people who have lost their hopes about life. Some of them can also inspire you to create a good output of your writing or journal writing!

With that, here is a list of inspiring writers which can motivate your next writing session. You can also read some of their personal lives in here. There are also some quotes which can inspire your writings.

1.) Eleanor Catton

"Step into a scene and let it drip from your fingertips" -MJ Bush

Eleanor Catton was the youngest person to ever win the Man Booker Prize with her second novel entitled The Luminaries. She was just 28 years old at that time in 2013 when she won that award.

Her first book was The Rehearsal. This book was written during her Master thesis and this book earned a much critical acclaim. She was born in Canada but grew up in New Zealand, where she currently lives.

Catton was severely criticized and caused a political scandal after some very critical remarks she made about the governments of Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, but she refused to step down and continues to make her voice heard. This only shows how strong-willed she is up until this moment.

2.) Ernest Hemingway

"The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the worlds into words" - William H. Gass

Hemingway's most notable works are the "The Sun Also Rises" (1926), "A Farewell to Arms" (1929), "For Whom the Bell Tolls" (1940) and "The Old Man and the Sea" (1952). During an interview with Ernest Hemingway, she said

"The best way is always to stop when you are going good and when you know what will happen next. If you do that every day when you are writing a novel you will never be stuck. That is the most valuable thing I can tell you, so try to remember it."— Hemingway, in an October 1935.

Those words are good enough for you to be motivated as you go along with your writing or blogging skills.

3.)  Nick Hornby

"The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it" - Dylan Thomas

 "Fever Pitch" (1992), "High Fidelity" (1995) and "About a Boy" (1998) are the most notable works of Nick Hornby.

During an interview with Nick Hornby he was asked about how will he know that he is a writer, he then simply answered "Well, do you write? If you don't, you are not. If you do, you are. There is nothing else to it."

Simple answer for a simple question, right? But what is interest most is that he said during that interview that no matter how long or short you finish your work as long as you finished them, sooner or later.

4.) Mary Shelley

"Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words" - Mark Twain

Mary Shelley's most notable work is the "Frankenstein: or, the Modern Prometheus" (1818).  Shelley wrote Frankenstein at the very young age of 19. Well, it was all about a skill which she had in her blood since birth. She once said these words:

"How dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world, than he who aspires to be greater than his nature will allow." — Shelley, "Frankenstein"

5.) Zadie Smith

"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing" - Benjamin Franklin

With her first novel, White Teeth, Zadie Smith broke into the world of literature in 2000. This novel was about depicting the friendship between a Bangladeshi and an Englishman and their families in London. This novel immediately swept the world and propelled Smith into the uppermost echelons of contemporary writers. Smith has myriad international influences that color her writing.

These are only a few of writers which can touch your heart and soul. You can always check their books into some bookstore near you.

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Find time to read them. Take note of the differences in their writing skills and maybe you will be inspired and motivated! Start keeping a journal. Set aside some time to write something everyday into your journal and you will be on your way to write to heal. 


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