5 Ways to Handle the Coronavirus Pandemic as a Writer
These are dangerous times we’re going through. The Coronavirus pandemic is in full swing, and the whole world is in dire straits. Businesses are closing down and people are uncertain about the future.
As one of the multitude of people who are suffering from the effects of the pandemic, you should know that these are unprecedented times that we are going through.
We all need to adapt to the new normal. As a writer though, you are also equipped with the skills and abilities to make a difference during these trying times.
Here are 5 ways to handle the Coronavirus pandemic as a writer:
- Tell your story
Remember that we are going through unprecedented times. We are facing a crisis on a global scale. A multitude of people are suffering and sadly some people are facing quarantine alone and unaided.
So if you have your own author blog, you should make take the time to tell your own story. Write about the realities of the pandemic and how it affected you. Try to be as empathetic as possible.
When you write, it should have a more thoughtful tone. Don’t write in a scared or hopeless manner. Instead, you should use your platform to uplift the spirits of your readers. Show your readers that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
- Start a journal
The pandemic is a truly unexpected time in human history. This is the first time that a disease was able to devastate the human race in such a fashion. Although the Black plague and the Spanish flu was just as damaging.
But Coronavirus holds a distinct effect on us as a species. This is because the Coronavirus was able to devastate us, despite our modern medicines. It is a period that will really be remembered in history.
This is why you should start a journal about your day to day experiences during the Pandemic. By doing so, you will be able to record your own struggles and triumphs during such a time in history.
- Write down your fears and uncertainties
During pandemic times, the whole world would most likely be wracked by fear and anxiety. This is understandable because the unknown has always been a source of fear for human beings.
But some people don’t want to show weakness. Although it is ok to stay strong throughout hard times, you should also be willing to voice out your fears and uncertainties.
Only by doing so will you be able to truly face and deal with your fears and anxieties.
Some people would rather talk to a psychiatrist, but if you feel that this is not for you, then you should write them down instead.
By writing them down, you will at least be able to vent out your frustrations through your writing.
- Express yourself through poetry
Some poets write very poignantly during times of pain or suffering. This is because they are channeling their pain and emotions through their poems. This is why you should try writing poetry during the pandemic.
This is a great way to de-stress and who knows? You may even come up with a truly noteworthy poem.
- Write down other people’s experiences during the Pandemic
Aside from writing down how you are feeling during the pandemic, you should also write down other people’s experiences during the pandemic. Although there is a great deal of fear and anxiety during a pandemic, there are also instances of great courage and determination.
Medical front liners risk their lives every day to care for other people. A multitude of people risk exposure every day to earn a living. These are stories worth remembering.
Think of yourself as a keeper of stories, and you are making sure that the courage and determination of these people are remembered.
The Coronavirus pandemic may be a time of great uncertainty, but if you know how to adapt to the new normal, you can still thrive as a writer.