Healing the Writer

Author: Dan L. Hays

ISBN 978-1-62137-726-9

258 Pages



“What do you want to be when you grow up?” asked his grandmother.
“I want to be a famous writer,” said the 8 year old.
“Oh no, you don’t want to do that.”
“Why not?” He asked, puzzled.
“Because they’ll call you crazy and lock you up.”

In 2003, Dan Hays recalled that when he was eight, his grandmother threatened to have him locked up in an insane asylum if he became a writer. She reinforced her prediction in hideous and abusive ways, which was the second source of his PTSD, and the origin of the writer's block which had frustrated him for years.


Dan L. Hays is a gifted writer who has been pursuing his craft for more than 35 years. His passion has always been writing, but he had a writer’s block that he could not understand for many years.

Discover what Dan meant when he wrote, “If I ever become a famous author, I’m going to die!” Healing The Writer –A Personal Account of Overcoming PTSD is a powerful story about one man’s struggle with and eventual success in overcoming ghosts from a troubled childhood.

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