February 21st, 2014

Is Fear Freezing Up Your Creativity?

by Jenny Hansen

“There isn’t any secret. You sit down and you start and that’s it.” ~ Elmore Leonard

Last month, I took a course with Margie Lawson called Defeating Self-Defeating Behaviors, which I would recommend to anyone.

Margie might have geared the course toward writers, but I’ve already talked a painting/designer […]

September 28th, 2011

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 at the get-go for making me process my thoughts on a subject that has been […]

September 26th, 2011

Choose Your Fear — The Fear of Not Succeeding

By Laura Drake

We were talking at crit group the other night. Our “throwdown” blogs have grown into more than we’d planned originally. In case you missed them, they were:

Plot vs. Character –

I took the Character side here Fae took the plot side here.

Linear Writing vs. Non-linear –

I took linear side […]