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Quick Take: Write What Scares You

Written By: Jessica Morrell - Dec• 30•14

Writing what scares you doesn’t require that you write a depressing memoir, lonely tale, or gore-soaked, zombie-slasher free-for-all. It does mean you’ll be revealing the inky, complex emotions and potholed messes that shape a life. It means you’ll be thinking about human foibles and not-so pleasant qualities.No matter your genre,  fear should have you peering over your shoulder. Although it seems counterintuitive, if you’re not afraid, you’re not writing at your best. Writing is risk.   gate barred

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