“Expressive” writing is a term used more often in research studies to describe “emotional” writing. This style of writing is guided by the idea that one should write openly and honestly. Rules of grammar do not apply. The purpose of expressive writing is deal with an emotional upheaval that is actively engaging your mind in such a way that you are suffering, physically, mentally or socially. It is having a negative impact on your life. Expressive writing “is a good way to manage feelings and achieve relief.”

This link below offers a brief demo writing outline for expressive writing as copied from Dr. Pennebaker’s website at the University of Texas: