A conversation at the Pikes Peak Writers Conference spurs reflection from a psychologically-attuned attendee. Click on the link below.
Today’s subject for Robert Brewer’s blog is suffering. Click on the link below to read the contributions of the community and add your own. Mine is below. Don’t worry about me, LOL, the speaker in the poem is suffering. I am fine. I wanted to get inside the feeling and went back to periods in the distant past when I experienced it.
at the bottom
of a well.
I have not.
When I look
and I imagine
walls of my
slick with putrid
I can see
I know performance anxiety is a problem for me. Maybe it is for you too.
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If perfectionism is holding you back as a writer, read Laini Taylor’s blog post about the subject.
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If you have ever been filled with envy, join the club. It is wretched. It’s one of the seven deadly sins, I guess, and you don’t have to wait for hell to feel its sting. Here’s an honest blog post from a new literary agent about dealing with that nasty emotion.