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Posts Tagged ‘fear of failure’

What’s your NaNoWriMo writing plan?

Sunday, October 31st, 2010:

A few days ago, I wrote about NaNoWriMo — National Novel Writing Month — and encouraged all of you to consider this event’s wacky challenge: write a novel of at least 50,000 words between November 1 and November 30. Those who take the challenge and “win” get a couple of important prizes: 1. Bragging rights to having written a novel. 2. Bragging rights to having written a novel really fast. 3. The completed first draft of a novel. Oh, and I think the NaNoWriMo folks might also give you a certificate, or some sort of buttons or badges to acknowledge […] Read More >

Do you let fear of failure hinder your writing? Writers must be courageous

Saturday, May 30th, 2009:

If you’re like me, there are times when you probably let your fear of failure hinder your writing. But, perhaps you aren’t at all like me, and fear of failure never crosses your mind. My wife constantly suggests the quirks, neurosis, and other fun things that make up “me,” are not the same emotions and mental elements that make up HER and others. (My father was an alcoholic and my mother died when I was only eight, so she says I probably don’t see like just the way others do.) No matter the fears or concerns you let hinder you, […] Read More >