Michille: The Courage to Write

The Courage to WriteOne of the things that several of us 8L have said over the last months is that we won’t buy anymore craft books/take anymore craft classes until we have finished what we already have. In that vein, I did eeny-meeny on my craft bookshelf and chose The Courage to Write: How Writers Transcend Fear by Ralph Keyes, almost at random (because I have too many to choose from). The very first chapter is called Elements of Courage. It made me feel strong just reading that. There are some funny sections throughout the book like Page Fright, That Naked Feeling, Counterphobia, and Draft Dodgers. Continue reading

Michille: The Courage to Write

the-courage-to-writeOne of the things that several of us 8L have said over the last months is that we won’t buy anymore craft books/take anymore craft classes until we have finished what we already have. In that vein, I did eeny-meeny on my craft bookshelf and chose The Courage to Write: How Writers Transcend Fear by Ralph Keyes, almost at random (because I have too many to choose from). The very first chapter is called Elements of Courage. It made me feel strong just reading that. There are some funny sections throughout the book like Page Fright, That Naked Feeling, Counterphobia, and Draft Dodgers. Continue reading

Nancy: New Writer, New Year – A Year of Writing Courageously

Random Act of Courage

For the past several weeks, the other Ladies and I have been chatting about 2014 and our goals (as opposed to resolutions) for this coming year. In addition to the concrete milestones I plan to achieve, my mind also went to a big picture goal I’ve set for myself: to have a year of writing fearlessly. And that was the title for my first blog post of the year, until I started writing the post and realized that writing fearlessly means writing without fear, and for me and possibly many other writers, that just isn’t gonna happen. But what can happen is I can recognize the fears, embrace them, and write in spite of them. That’s courage, hence the newly minted ‘Year of Writing Courageously’.

The first step in writing courageously is recognizing what fears may come. Continue reading