Posted by on Oct 16, 2007 in inspiration, writing, writing as therapy | 4 Comments

The Taxi Driver Scenario People sometimes ask me how different life is, now I’ve become a writer – it’s a question I’ve never really known how to answer, perhaps because what (to most people) were the highlights of my former career: international travel, meeting politicans and business leaders, wearing Armani – didn’t thrill me that […]

Posted by on Mar 15, 2007 in finishing fiction, writing as therapy | 5 Comments

When you can’t finish your story because you’re afraid … Well are you? Fear comes in two basic forms – performance anxiety and subject anxiety. The first is the fear of failure, or even, the fear of success! Suppose you finish it and send it out and everybody hates it? Suppose you finish it and […]