Behind "The Process": Why Is Writing Scary?

Seriously. It's a valid question. Writing is scary. Ok--starting writing is scary. That's the focus here: getting started. Even if you like writing, and have been doing it for awhile, getting started is scary. Truth be told, I'm writing this because I'm putting off working on a story. It's on a legal pad right next … Continue reading Behind "The Process": Why Is Writing Scary?

Behind "The Process": Rejection

It'll be OK! I touched on rejection anxiety a little bit in my post Behind "The Process": Don't Be Shy. But that was more of a don't-be-afraid-to-let-the-world-know-you're-a-writer kind of thing. If you're past the initial anxiety of just anyone seeing your stuff, then hopefully you've received some useful feedback and made yourself a better writer. … Continue reading Behind "The Process": Rejection

Behind “The Process”: Don’t Be Shy

Hey writers! One of the things writers fear most is exactly the thing they should most embrace. Criticism. I don't mean people telling you, "This is really good," or, "This sucks." While someone telling you something is good feels nice inside, by itself it isn't helpful. And the latter is every writer's worst fear (when … Continue reading Behind “The Process”: Don’t Be Shy