Memory makes history, and with time, the past becomes a collection of stories, some perhaps, better than others.
The bad ones – if you find a way to exorcise them – lose their power over you. Writing them down is one such way, breathing through that white space between the words.
Detachment – just enough to write in the third person – is looking outside of the experience, and hopefully, through a fresh pair of eyes, further embeds that stripping of power; seeing it play out from another perspective. Releasing.
Appreciate the white space – where you, your characters and your readers can breathe…