Writing During the Current Crisis

Stay-at-home restrictions, whether they be from governments or personal decisions, provide opportunities to write.  The time saved from commuting and leisure-time activities can be used to create new stories using various formats and media. While this suggestion may seem inappropriate, I believe that expressing your feelings and fears may help you and others deal with the sickness, job loss, isolation, and anger during the health and economic crisis.

The topics may include both fiction and non-fiction formats. You might write about the effect of the crisis on charity or charities.  The scope could be local, state, or national. You could write about how a real or fictional director of a charity is managing the crisis.

Here are a few examples of subjects that can be non-fiction or fiction:

COVID 19 or Job Loss and …

  • Health Care Worker
  • Farmer
  • Auto Worker in Kentucky
  • Researcher
  • Reporter
  • Small Business Owner
  • Single Parent
  • Children
  • Minister
  • Teacher
  • College Student

Best wishes and stay safe.



About Allen Mesch

Allen is an author, educator, and historian. He has written six books: The Analyst; Teacher of Civil War Generals; Your Affectionate Father, Charles F. Smith; Charles A. Marvin - "One Year. Six Months, and Eleven Days", Preparing for Disunion, and Ebenezer Allen - Statesman, Entrepreneur, and Spy. He taught classes on the American Civil War at Collin College. He has visited more than 130 Civil War sites and given presentations at Civil War Roundtables.
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