Category Archives: Writer’s anxiety

Writer’s block, inner critics and obsessions

Contingency plans: Part 2


I’m a few chapters into the novel I was talking about in my last post. It seems I can relax. There are some elements that are similar with mine, but the characters, setting, themes and ultimately the style is very … Continue reading

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Contingency plans and the gravity of words


This post is coming to you from the as yet unfinished Bibliotopia via a nearly geriatric, (very) slow laptop. It is simply too hot upstairs where my primary computer is currently located and this room feels so right just now. … Continue reading

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The edge of the writer’s universe


I’d like to say I’ve been really busy, too busy for much writing, but that would be an exaggeration of epic proportions. In truth, I’ve been a slothful writer. I have no excuse other than this happens every so often. … Continue reading

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Fear of failure


Uncertainty, self-doubt, insecurity, no matter what you call it every writer experiences it. Fear of failure is the root cause for conditions like page fright and writer’s block and a major barrier to personal success as a writer. It’s all … Continue reading

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Inner critics and advocates


Everyone has an inner critic. At the risk of sounding like I have multiple personalities, I’d like to introduce you to mine: She is called Gretel. Her disparaging remarks – “well-intentioned” critiques meant to  “enlighten” me – feel more like vandalism than an … Continue reading

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