Last Word

Dust off that manuscript and banish your fears

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“I went for years not finishing anything. Because, of course, when you finish something you can be judged…I had poems which were re-written so many times I suspect it was just a way of avoiding sending them out.”

Author Erica Jong

Author Erica Jong

Erica Jong

Is this you?

If you have a project that is sitting in a folder — whether on your computer or in a file inside your desk — it’s time to consider just why the piece remains unfinished.

Writer’s block? Maybe.

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Or it could be that deep inside that beautiful, tormented, writerly soul of yours that you just can’t bear the idea of exposing your work to the opinions and judgments of others.

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If that’s the case, it’s time to summon courage and attack that unfinished manuscript, breathing life into the piece that is passionate and unafraid.

 

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