December 8th, 2017

What Motivates You to Finish?

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Inspiration | Writer's Life

The blank page doesn’t scare me. I’m one of those writers who has dozens of story ideas, plenty of partially written projects, and fully drafted manuscripts in various stages of editing.

However, the daunting task of getting a book all the way to “done!” is more frightening than a weekend marathon of Wes Craven movies.… Read the post

September 22nd, 2014

When Rejection is Necessary, or I Reject All the Fear

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Blogging Guests | Bumps & Bruises on the Road to Publication | Inspiration

Heather Webb

Heather Webb SmilingThe most detested word in the publishing industry, perhaps even in the English language (we writers might argue) is rejection. Even saying it aloud gives you a nasty swirling in your stomach. Whether it be from agents and editors, or readers and reviewers, the word itself embodies our deepest darkest fear—we aren’t good enough.… Read the post

July 2nd, 2012

The Fear Factor

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Miscellaneous

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 that fear is at the root of most bad writing.… Read the post


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