Writing about loss and grief requires effort and it's worth the effort. When I was autographing books at a national conference, a woman told me she had started writing about grief and stopped. "I kept writing the same thing," she explained. Whether you keep a diary, journal, write stories or books, you need to keep writing. Exressing your grief with words documents a time in your personal history. It is also part of your family history, a special, emotional, important document. You have a story to tell.