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Tag Archives: fear
NO FEAR — Pushing the Envelope
By Laura Drake Here at WITS, we’ve discussed dealing with fear before – most notably, our Throwdown, which explored The Fear of Success, and The Fear of Never Succeeding. Today, I thought I’d share with you my latest goal – … Continue reading
Posted in Inspiration, Miscellaneous Tagged fear, Laura Drake, philosophy, Writers in the Storm, writing 37 Comments
Press on Regardless — PMS and the Wizard of Oz
By Laura Drake Press On Regardless. I know you’ve seen this phrase before. It’s one of those old sayings, and like dialog tags, they become invisible after awhile. But it’s more to me – it’s my mantra. We start this … Continue reading
Posted in Inspiration, Miscellaneous Tagged dealing with fear, fear, Laura Drake, PMS, publishing, Wizard of Oz, Writers in the Storm, writing 24 Comments
The Fear Factor
Welcome to the first Monday of the month, when we are lucky to share in the wisdom of contributing blogger Shannon Donnelly. Her post today will help get you writing this summer, despite your fears. by Shannon Donnelly “I’m convinced … Continue reading
Unusual Inspiration: Character Arcs Made Easy
by Fae Rowen I am a plot-driven writer. The plot arrives first in my head, then I look for people who will survive and grow in that world. My #1 concern? My characters MUST connect with my readers. To have … Continue reading
What’s the Worst that Can Happen? Your Character’s Biggest Fear
By Laura Drake I read a lot about craft. Books, blogs, articles, websites. I’m always looking to improve my craft. I know you are too, or you wouldn’t be reading this. WITS is all about craft. One of my … Continue reading
Talking Back to Your Brain
By Harry and Susan Squires Harry and I can’t tell you how many times we’ve heard from writers frustrated and “stuck” on their current work in progress. Often they say something like, “Why am I such a crummy writer?” “Why … Continue reading
Posted in Blogging Guests, Inspiration Tagged asking questions, Bob Maurer, Brain Stem, cortex, creativity, editing, fear, goal setting, goals, Harry Squires, Kaizen, mammal brain, mid-brain, One Small Step Can Change Your Life, questions, small changes, spinal column, Susan Squires, writers block, Writers in the Storm, writing, your brain, your writing brain 36 Comments
What Scares You The Most: A Fear Series Wrap-Up
by Jenny Hansen For the last few weeks, we’ve been talking about fear here at Writers In The Storm. It all started with a Thursday night chat at critique group where, “What are you afraid of?” turned into a really … Continue reading
Do You Fear Your Dreams?
by Jenny Hansen The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty and the power of their dreams. ~Eleanor Roosevelt Dreams are a funny thing. Nightly dreams usually fade in the morning rush, except for the periodic nightmares that … Continue reading
Posted in Bumps & Bruises on the Road to Publication, Inspiration Tagged D.A. Watt, Disney, dreams, Fae Rowen, fear, goals, Jenny Hansen, Laura Drake, Tangled, Writers in the Storm 29 Comments
Are You a Head Case, too? Fear No More!
We’re just in time for Halloween, and I’m baaack! by D.A. WATT This past week, I found myself scurrying along the side yard fence to enter my back door. I didn’t want to chance another run in with an enormous, … Continue reading
Choose Your Fear — Fear of Success
by Fae Rowen “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself; nameless unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts.” FDR’s First Inaugural Address Laura is the queen of quotes–and of not always gentle encouragement, so I’m thanking her … Continue reading
Posted in Bumps & Bruises on the Road to Publication, Craft, This week at Crit Group Tagged B. R. Wright, Fae Rowen, fear, fear mind map, fear of failure, fear of success, Laura Drake, limiting fear, Maps, Metta, the need to be perfect, types of fear, working through fear, Writers in the Storm 34 Comments