The therapeutic value of writing has been studied for over 30 years. James Pennebaker Ph.D. conducted experiments with writing as a therapy and the benefits of writing starting in the late 1980s. Benefits like, better retention of information and, a better understanding of the past are but a few. It also helps to build trust and better relationships, both of which help with living happier lives.
Let us begin by outlining a few sobering facts about self-publishing and the realities of becoming a published author. I have learned that expectation management is critical in publishing a book. Just a warning, this might hurt a bit.