#MotownWriters Article: The Writer’s Fear of Writing: Moving Past It

 

The Writer’s Fear of Writing: Moving Past It

Writers are self-doubting people. Many of us revolt against ourselves and strike fear into our own hearts. We are, after all, our own worst critics.

The fact of the matter is, you don’t know whether or not your fears will come true, or if you will succeed. It’s a dark reality, but it’s there. So, here is the question you have to ask yourself: Is my fear helping me progress toward my goal? Probably not, but there are ways of harnessing that fear or living with it to move on with your life as a writer. In my experience, there are two types of fear in writing. There’s fear that stops you from writing and there’s fear that pushes you to write.

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