Lesson 5 of Barbara Abercrombie's A Year of Writing Dangerously

Anxiety is not only an inevitable part of the writing process but a necessary part. If you're not scared, you're not writing.


---RALPH KEYES


Oh, good! I tend to be a nervous wreck when I write about anything that's of any real significance.

Lesson 5 of Barbara Abercrombie's A Year of Writing Dangerously is about getting caught.

To sum it up Abercrombie says it best when she writes, "We're caught like a fish on the hook of our own words, our secrets exposed, our inner life and imagination up for inspection."

I guess that's what I'm afraid of the most. People will judge me for what I once said or felt. They'll forget about the fluidity of human thought and spirit, and will deny me the peace that comes with it because it was put down on a book to stay trapped forever. But maybe I'm just projecting.

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