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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Day 16:Mapping Out Writing Time: Look Fear in the Eye

Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.
- Dorothy Thompson

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.


Time for a little pep talk--throw away those negative thoughts that slow you down. No need to have them in your way.

Prove to yourself that you can do it--make the time, write those words, bring your characters to life. Your story needs to be told.

Kick your fear to the curb and follow your dream. Or...you will always wonder...

Hmmm. Think I feel better already.

How are you doing?

Write-a-Scene Writing Prompt: What are your MC's dreams and fears? Write a scene where your protagonist has doubts about his abilities. Is she alone or talking to friends/family? What happens that makes him want to quit or continue? This should be an angst-driven scene. Build up conflict and emotion!

5 comments:

Ello said...

very nice and encouraging! And perfect for this soggy wet miserable day.

Are you doing nano this year? I'm elloecho if you are!

PJ Hoover said...

I love this! We always say "Feel the fear and do it anyway!"

Beth Kephart said...

With the book that I am now writing I am afraid every single day that I get to work on it.

And then I plunge.

beckylevine.wordpress.com said...

Oh, I needed this today. Totally fear of what I'm going to do that's making me procrastinate. Thanks!

Solvang Sherrie said...

Great quotes!

I still have a printout of your post from December 17, 2008 about visualizing your goal. I look at it every day when I sit at my computer. Thanks for all the inspiration!