Fear is a wonderful place for writers.  A character who is genuinely terrified is in the best place because the reader is going to be terrified as well.

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Your reader comes into your narrative to steal knowledge — who you are and what is all around you, what you use, or don’t use, why you need, or fear, or want — all that sweet reverberating detail.

~~  Dorothy Allison


9 thoughts on “Blackbird

  1. Jess

    I’m terrified. When I have time to write (summer) I can’t write, because I’m not in the classroom. So I am doomed to write when I am most insane – during the academic year. I’m nuts, I’m crazy, but I’m immediate, and that’s key for my writing. To be IN the mix. I fear this place because I have so little left to give, but apparently, it’s my place of productivity. Ack.

    1. Teri Post author

      I hear you, Jess. I need the space to write, but I also need to feel like I’m panicked and scared and worried. I can’t laze about. I have to feed the monster.

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