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How to Handle Fear and Doubt

“When I am happiest, I write almost every day,” Sophy Burnham wrote in For Writers Only.  As for me, I am happiest when I write everyday…

Just as what happens to us, life gets in her way and keeps her from writing. It’s nice to know that even accomplished writers have this problem – misery loves company…

“For long periods, however, my time is taken. Days pass…weeks. Then I forget I ever once began…”

How to begin writing again?

“At times like these, then, fear and doubt must be fought with all the weapons in our arsenal. These include: affirmations, prayer, silence, stillness, trusting, trying, waiting, walking, reading, not reading. Writing about my fear…”

 

 

 

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