Category Archives: writing anxiety

Lies in Disguise: Changing Your Beliefs to Destroy Writer’s Block

“But I don’t want to fail again.” I’ve said it to myself often enough. Students over the years have said that to me countless times. That fear of failure often happens when it is time to set goals or start … Continue reading

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Unleash the Writer Within

I wish I’d had this writing book thirty years ago when I started out. I would have avoided some pitfalls and loooong detours that have taken years to correct. If you want a writing mentor, you need look no further … Continue reading

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Pacifiers or Catalysts: Your Choice

I’ve noticed one amazing thing about myself and other writers who claim to want to write more than anything else. Something odd takes over, and we fill the free time of our lives with all kinds of non-writing activities. We reach … Continue reading

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Wounds from the Game

During the 1988 Jamboree encampment of 32,000 Boy Scouts, one troop (38 Scouts) led the entire Jamboree in cuts treated at the medical tent. The huge number of nicks from busy knives sounded negative until someone toured the camp and … Continue reading

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Unhappiness: a Positive Sign

Have you ever considered the fact that unhappiness is the first step along the writer’s path? “Toddlers are bursting with the anxiety and helplessness of having feelings that they can’t get anybody around them to understand. They don’t even have … Continue reading

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