I Want To Write A Book About My Childhood, But Unsure Of How To Stay AnonymousI have been writing for nearly my whole life, mostly for my own therapy. My last therapist had me start doing Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and he said that he thought I should be a writer. Looking back, I remember an English teacher telling me the same thing. Being a person who dismisses compliments and embraces insults, I never attempted it. Lately I have been sharing my writing with my spouse, and he been very encouraging about my doing it. Since the writing that I do is about my own painful experiences, I think that the only way I could accomplish this is to be anonymous about it. Can this be done and how risky is it? In the long run, I would like to be open about it, but I am concerned about my children and how it would affect them. I am also concerned about being recognized, particularly by someone from my troubled past. I am unsure of how I would handle a perpetrator if I were to come into contact with them. I'd like to hear any thoughts on this topic.
iwanttobeme 46-50, F 4 Responses 3 Mar 31, 2012