Writing is a strange thing, filled with emotional roller-coasters and storms and deserts. Who would ever put themselves willingly through this? Well, you (and me). Why? Because you have something to say. The only person who can tell your story is you.
What would you write if you knew you couldn’t fail? I promise I’m not setting you up for failure. There is a very good reason I’m asking this question.
Practice your tools to fight fear now, while the sun still shines, or you’ll be fumbling to find them in the dark.
According to last week‘s responses, failure is the number one fear that writers face. Maybe we should start by defining it.
Why does this matter? Because if you’re not writing your villains with the awareness that in their head, they’re not the villain, you may be writing a flat, 2D character.
“The scariest moment is always just before you start.”
– Stephen King