Whether you're a fledgling writer or a veteran with years of experience, fearlessnessthat elusive blend of self-acceptance, confidence, and curiosityis the defining quality of those who find fulfillment and success. Truly fearless authors banish writer's blocks with ease, receive critiques gracefully, and infuse their passion for the craft into every word they write.
Filled with insightful wisdom and practical advice, Fearless Writing teaches you how to thrive as a writer, no matter your genre or career path. You'll learn how to:
• Find and enter a Flow state in which writing is a natural, deeply satisfying process.
• Quiet both internal and external critics and embrace the inherent value in your work.
• Use love, emotional engagement, and curiosity as the guiding principles for what you write and how you share it with others.
• Overcome rejection, procrastination, and other obstacles that stifle your creativity.
From the blank page to the first draft, and from querying to marketing, the writing life is filled with challenges, roadblocks, and new experiences. With Fearless Writing, you'll find the inner strength to embark on a bold journeyand build a lifelong career in the process.
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|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.61(d)|
Table of Contents
1 A Writer's Worst Fear 7
2 The Flow: Or Where the Writing Actually Happens 13
3 Feel First: Or Why Nobody Cares What Happens 27
4 Write What You Love: Or How Your True Interest Will Never Steer You Wrong 40
5 Accuracy: Or There's No Such Thing as Good Writing 51
6 Critiques and Workshopping: Or Why Praise Feels Good and Criticism Feels Bad 62
7 The Intentional Arc: Or Why We Tells Stories 76
8 Creative Discomfort: Or How to Love What You Thought You Hated 89
9 Writing is Listening: Or We're All Smart Enough 103
10 Finding Time to Write: Or Why Procrastination Makes Sense 115
11 How Thought Works: Or Tell Yourself a Happy Story 131
12 Fearless Marketing: Or How to Do Your Job and No One Else's 148
13 Don't Fear The Cliché: Or Relax-You're Original 165
14 The Talent Myth: Or Everyone Is Interested in Something 178
15 Fear of Failure: Or You Never Stop Learning 188
16 Evidence: Or Don't Fear the Wobble 208
17 Becoming the Author of Your Life: Or How to Live Like You Write 213
18 A Good Ending 221