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    by  • November 30, 2011 • creativity, fear, publishing, writing • 0 Comments

    How many of you feel that if you’re not earning money with your writing, then you’re not really a writer? Deep down, do you feel doubt in your abilities as an artist if no one pays you for what you create? Does price denote value? I do. That’s why I dabble at writing. I...

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    Silence and Fear

    by  • November 21, 2011 • fear • 4 Comments

    When I was 19, I dated a man who turned out to have serious mental problems and was prone to violence.  I was able to run away. He hounded me for a few months, but finally he stopped. It took many years for me to feel safe again, to not jump every time I...

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    The cure for “resting” manuscripts

    by  • August 17, 2010 • fear, revisions, writing • 4 Comments

    Writers are notorious for hiding in their bedrooms, surrounded by books written by other people, while working endlessly on their manuscripts. The story never feels polished enough for other people’s eyes. They’ll work and work, then decide to “let it rest” by setting the manuscript aside to work on something else that’s been “resting.”...

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    Censorship and Publishing

    by  • October 13, 2008 • censorship, fear, publishing • 0 Comments

    The Jewel Of Medina by Sherry Jones has created a literal firestorm of outrage from extremist Muslim groups and has struck fear in book publishers, including Random House USA. I say literal because the publisher who finally agreed to publish the book, Martin Rynja of Gibson Square, had his home firebombed by protesters of...

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    The Biggest Killer of a Small Business isn’t Lack of Cash, It’s Fear.

    by  • September 7, 2008 • creativity, fear, life • 0 Comments

    (elephant image from Daily Mail) I just read this statement from Itty Business: If you think you’re afraid your business will fail, you’re not. You might be afraid of poverty, of humiliation, of never finding happiness, but you’re not afraid your business will fail. Figure out what the problem really is and stop pretending...

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