It is not always true that writing can make you escape from life actually it is a way of facing it. Why not? There has been a lot of heroes who fought using pen and words and good thing they succeeded. You too can be a hero to yourself. if you feel down and think that you have nobody to turn to better to put it down in words. It will easen your soul and will comfort your troubled mind. I am relating this to you because I am a also a writer. When I was young and when my father was a lawyer I was always left alone. So I started writing and until now I still felt the same comfort I had before.