The Power of Writing it Down by Allison Fallon

“Because for all the energy and effort and love and passion we put into this world, words are the most lasting thing we get to leave behind.”

pg. 192

In this book, Fallon is a therapist explaining how our nervous systems work, a healer who gently recognizes the wounds of our past, a cheerleader who encourages and compliments, a writing coach who does not take excuses, a writer who constructs beautiful sentences and images, and a storyteller who witnesses humans and values their experiences. This book “is a beautiful and tender invitation to stay with the story. To reimagine the ending. To play a role in shaping it” (180) – the one we are writing and the one we are living.