A Brief Introduction

Fiction

For me, fiction holds the strongest therapeutic benefit. The act of entering the mind of another — feeling their emotions and sensations, experiencing what they endure, and how they come out on the other side changed — is like living another life. It offers me an escape from my haunted past.

Not only that, but it offers a feeling of catharsis, a hope that I might one day find myself with my past behind me without the constant fear. It lets me see life in a different light, lets me live vicariously through them.

Many people read to achieve the same therapeutic benefit. That is why I share all my writing — including my books — for free. I don’t want cost to become a factor in preventing someone from experiencing it.

The primary focus of my writing is in the Earthen Witch universe. Read more about it here, or find some useful links.

For everything else, read more here.

Poetry

Poetry has always been a part of who I am. Though the therapeutic benefits are on a much smaller scale than that of fiction, it has helped me develop my craft in ways that fiction never could.

I see poetry as piling up as much emotion as possible into as few words as possible. Fiction is the same thing, but on a much larger scale. It’s helped me see beyond the excess and trim it away to the base parts, bringing out the best of my words and making them shine.

Since I began sharing my writing, my poetry has reached thousands of people, and some of those people are avid poetry readers, rather than fiction aficionados. So I wanted to give them something of myself for the same reasons that I share my fiction — a therapeutic reprieve from life.

Read more here or find some useful links.


SARAH DOUGHTY   –   © ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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