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On Overcoming the Fear of Writing

On Overcoming the Fear of Writing

It crept in and settled there, waiting, never leaving, not even if I was successful. That damn Impostor Syndrome. I felt like I’d always get turned down for everything, and if I didn’t, there must be some mistake or they couldn’t find anyone better, or it was just a one-time thing and I shouldn’t get used to feeling hopeful. If I wasn’t spending my time trying to convince myself to just get over my fears and make art already, I was chewing my fingernails because I’d made art but it probably wouldn’t be good enough.

It was bad. And sometimes, it still is. But I want to tell you how I improved–and how you can, too.

Writing Strong Characters

Writing Strong Characters

Photo courtesy of: http://www.rodneydodig.com/ As a follow-up to last week’s post about writing short stories, I was encouraged by a few of my Twitter followers to compose a guide on how to go about writing strong characters. It makes perfect sense–you write a solid story with careful planning, so of course…

Writing Short Stories

Writing Short Stories

A great example of how powerful a short story can be. There’s a debate on whether or not this flash fiction is actually attributable to Hemingway, but the point still stands. Wow, it’s been awhile since I’ve updated my blog… I guess, as some of you know, I’ve been busy writing…