Overcoming First Draft Fear

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Cats and Chocolate

Whilst I write this first draft, I feel old doubts and fears surfacing. The ones that make you want to delete everything or give it up, never write again. There are many fears that push at you, telling you that your writing is not good enough – why did you think you could do this again?

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‘Writer’s Block’: Photography by Rachel Baran.

And when you read back over your first efforts, you can already see what sort of work you will need to do to make it shine. The amount of work is another thing to be scared of, that makes you think that perhaps you’re just not cut out for this sort of thing. 

‘Not beginning protects you from the disappointment – no, shame – of reading what you have written and finding it rubbish. It also prevents you from an equally disturbing possibility: discovering that you can…

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