Writing with Your Fears

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It is easy to forget that fear isn’t a thing—it’s just a feeling to which we have attached a word. It’s a powerful feeling, however, It is so powerful that if I sit in my living room and imagine a killer is waiting for me outside my door, and if I begin to believe what I am imagining, I will feel the alarm bells of panic within me as if I could actually see the killer’s shadow in my window.

How does one overcome the paralyzing feelings of fear when trying to write? Over at the Huffington Post, William Kenower offers some insight into writing while processing and accepting fear in order to loosen its stifling effects.


Victor Luo is a graduate of UC Davis's MA in Creative Writing program specializing in fiction. He lives in Los Angeles where he loves never having to be cold. More from this author →