One Word to Transform Your Writing

Years ago, I found myself chairing the writing contest for my local writers’ organization in conjunction with its annual conference. It was a huge undertaking, but I’d done it before and could do it again.

So I thought.

5 Facts about Fear for Writers

5 Facts about Fear for Writers

There I was, in the middle of my first novel. I’d found my rhythm and was bringing chapters to read aloud to my weekly critique group. They were loving it. I was thrilled that I was finally making my dream come true.

Then, WHAMMO!

Out of nowhere, I lost my story. Nothing I wrote flowed anymore.

Writers, Here’s How to Give Fear the Finger

Writers, Here’s How to Give Fear the Finger

Have you ever been so afraid to do something writing-wise that you felt physically ill?

Nausea strangles your throat and swirls through your gut. You feel shaky and unsure of yourself. Maybe you’re afraid to start writing that novel, to send out query letters once your manuscript is compete, or to meet that awesome editor at a conference.

When you stretch yourself creatively, fear…