I have been writing for the past 25 years. I was often told that my grammar sucks.  And it did and does.  So I started writing poetry and then songs. I am not sure if I consciously started writing poetry and songs to avoid the grammar critics, who totally kill creative writing, but I switched. I also write every morning in what Julia Cameron calls morning pages. I would not know who I was without those. Sometimes songs show up or poems, rants, essays, etc. I write whatever I want and no one gets to critique. I am grateful for poetry and songwriting. It kept me alive at times when I could not speak up for myself. 

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