I sense judgemental eyes, and I instantly yield, withdraw. I come up with a justification, an excuse for my preferences…sometimes even minimizing my own preferences, or making fun of myself to detract from others judging stares.
I’m writing this to say I’m done.
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We’ve all heard it be said before, “I’m just afraid I’ll make the wrong choice!” or “What if I’m doing it all wrong!?”. If you work in the creative field, like myself, chances are you’ve even caught yourself saying/thinking this. You know what I’m talking about! Like that moment when you decide a certain character […]
Read More Getting Beat Up!–How Past Abuse Can Shape the Future of Your Writing Career
But, what if? What if your monster was real? What if your antagonist–your demon–wasn’t all in your head like the imaginary ghouls that jump from the soap dish the minute the bathroom lights flip off? What if it was a living breathing entity? A person?(Or, an it, depending on how much humanity you wish to ascribe to people who act entirely inhumane.) If your monster had a face, and a name, how would that change the manifestations of your fears and anxiety as a writer? A creator? An artist? For many people, working in and outside the arts (this problem can manifest in any arena, it would seem) monsters are very real.
Read More A Big Oni, Dragging an Even Bigger Stick (Identifying Abuse, and How it Kills Success.)