Why Do We Need to Create Stories to Escape Life?

Eshelle Butler was born and raised in Chicago Illinois. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago and has a BA in Marketing Communications and Journalism. She also has a background in music. In addition to being an Author, she is also a Poet, Screenwriter, and Blogger. Eshelle is divorced and has one child and currently resides in a small town outside of Chicago Illinois.
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Hey there to all my readers and fellow Authors out there. It’s been a hell of a week and I am so glad it’s over. Have you ever felt the need to write because you want to escape the reality of your own life? Some people’s lives are so horrific that they can’t even talk about it and others want to talk about it but nobody cares to listen. Sometimes writing helps to escape from the problems we have every day, the drama in our relationships, family issues, on the job stress and just watching the world crumble around us as we watch the news every night while eating dinner. All these things can build up to the point of feeling like the walls are caving in around you. I personally know how this feels and writing helps me to escape the pressures of everyday life. But why do we need to escape it, instead of just dealing with it head on?
Could it be that we are just avoiding the issues surrounding us? Or are we just running away so we don’t ever have to deal with them? The types of problems that I mentioned are rather distressing but they can improve our writing abilities. What would we write about if everything was going well in our lives? What kind of music would Kurt Cobain have made if his life wasn’t so dark, if he wasn’t so depressed? His music would not have been able to reach so many young people the way it did. Would Jim Morrison, or The Beatles have been able to write such iconic music if it weren’t for the events that were happening in the world during the 60’s and the drugs that they consumed to drown it out?
Would Stephen King have been