Purging the Fear: Becoming a Stronger Writer

As Angela mentioned in an earlier post, I’m doing my own NaNo this month—JaNoWriMo, if you will ;).  The going is slow; I’ve had some personal crises in addition to the difficulties of trying to focus on writing while monitoring a preschooler, so my word count isn’t as high as I’d like. But whatever. I’m excited to be able to apply what I’ve learned over the past 3 years about characterization and story structure. Through this experience, I can see that when the kids are both in school, I’ll totally be able to rock.


For now, I’m crawling out of the writing cave to let you know about a post I’ve written for The Write Practice. It’s on the effect fear has on us as writers and human beings, and how to overcome it. This was kind of a life-altering epiphany for me, born out of difficult circumstances; if fear is something you struggle with in your writing or personal life, I hope it rings true for you.


Becca Puglisi is an international speaker, writing coach, and bestselling author of The Emotion Thesaurus and its sequels. Her books are available in five languages, are sourced by US universities, and are used by novelists, screenwriters, editors, and psychologists around the world. She is passionate about learning and sharing her knowledge with others through her Writers Helping Writers blog and via One Stop For Writers—a powerhouse online library created to help writers elevate their storytelling. You can find Becca online at both of these spots, as well as on Facebook and Twitter.
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