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mizchastain
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I'm on a site where people exchange story ideas anonymously (the idea is you look through the list of suggestions to find one you want to write, then suggest another one). I found someone asking for a story about living with OCD. I haven't been diagnosed with actual OCD, but I definitely have obsessive tendencies, and I drew on my own experiences to write a story for them - I was comfortable mentioning that it was "based on a true story" as it's anonymous. Several people commented saying that they'd had similar experiences, and the original requester told me today that seeing what I'd written had helped them work up the courage to ask their university counsellor for help. So I guess I've done some good, and writing it also helped me to deal with my own problem a bit. Just thought I should share that.
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Robin Lee
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Yay! On all counts! [Smile]

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Writing can be a great catharsis. Well done Miz!

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mizchastain
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I've also had another reviewer tell me my work was the first really realistic portrayal of fictional OCD they'd ever seen. Flattering ^_^ I'd put a link here, but that would rather defeat the purpose of it being anonymous. Sorry.
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