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I want you to write it right. I want you to understand different perspectives. To this end, I try to bring you a broad array of information that can help you do your best job in not just entertaining but touching your readers.
Today, I m sharing an excerpt from a talented young writer's blog.
Olivia Vetrano has been our guest before when she did an interview with me about writing characters with mental health disorders. You can read it HERE.
She wrote this piece so poignantly that I wanted to bring it, and her blog, to your attention.
An Open Letter To My Eating Disorder
Dear Eating Disorder,
I miss you.
Which is terrible to say. So much so that I would never allow those words to fall from my lips as they so easily fall from my fingertips.
And that’s not fair.
None of it is.
But then again, I was the one who raised you. I didn’t know it at the time, I was just a child. And a child shouldn’t try to foster anyone. It’s backwards. I couldn’t see it was wrong back then. You were just as innocent as I was and we kept each other company. You were someone I could turn to and I was someone you could trust to keep you a secret; locked away in a dark, warm place.
But then I grew up, and you grew malicious.
I’ll never forget the days you tested your newfound voice. You were speaking for yourself, and I was too stunned to fight back.
So I gave in.
You had never let me down before, maybe you knew what you were doing.
You take the lead, I’m right behind you.