Fern On the Writing Life

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Anxiety related to fear?

Oct.8,2013 Today I started thinking about how fear is related to anxiety which was probably obvious to everyone but me. I had written a paper titled "Swimming Lessons" for my Memoirs Club, and when the members heard it read out loud it ellicited questions as to whether I have intentionally hidden... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Fear as a driving force

Oct.7,2013 Fear. Of course we want to run from it. But I have read in a book about writing to go for that very thing which makes you feel fear because that is where the energy is. That event, person, or place we want to avoid is exactly where we will find the impetus to convey to our audience the... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

On being spontaneous

Tues. Oct.1, 2013 I had just spent close to an hour preparing an entry which described some of my newly discovered joys of blogging when I inadvertently did something to the keyboard with my elbow and destroyed all my so-called extemporaneous comments, which in turn caused me to realize that I was... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 30, 2013

The Possibility of Feedback

Sept. 30,2013 A few weeks ago I made a commitment to finish this story which originated from a true incident which happened to my mother. I 'promised' to finish it by the end of the calendar year because I've been working on it for several years, and quite honestly, I feel like a parent who is... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Going Public

Friday, September 27, 2013 It is amazing how much mileage one can get out 1 1/2 TBS. of Smucker's Hot Fudge Topping, which is what I added to my very small serving of ice cream last night at 11 p.m. Based on previous similar indulgences at that hour, I thought I would have a pleasant massage session... Sign in to see full entry.

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