Anita Agers Brooks

The Secret Fears of Writers

Fear finds us all. Even when we don't realize it, all humans fear something. Whether it's death, illness, betrayal, or something else, we all fear loss. Even the most hardened criminal, who would argue by saying, "I ain't afraid of nothin'," isn't making an honest statement. The fact is, facing an unknown future, losing control,… Continue reading The Secret Fears of Writers

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Risking Writing Rejection

Why are we afraid to fail? Often, because we believe rejection exposes a gap in us. It points to something we don't want others to see. It confirms what our suspicions tell us.  We aren’t acceptable. As writers, we risk rejection from many different sources. Projects and people alike can make us feel unacceptable, and throw us into… Continue reading Risking Writing Rejection