Writing as a Stress Reliever

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by Deborah K. Frontiera

Writing can be a wonderful way to relieve job-related stress. I spent a good many years as a teacher in a large urban district, and after I’d tried all the “usual” ways to reduce stress, I had this idea for a piece of fiction. While I’d written in college, and had one nonfiction work published at that point, and had played around with poetry, I’d never tried fiction. Uncertainty surrounded me, but my sister was encouraging. “Just sit down and write it,” she said, “and keep writing until it’s done and then rewrite and rewrite. You can do it!”  Read the whole article here

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