Intense scary writing, writing that goes so deep that you are afraid it will tear your guts out. Resistance sets in and you begin to wonder if you can ever do it. Can you work past the resistance? Can you pull the courage out of who knows where to write the truth and touch that place that scares the heck out of you?
I felt that yesterday when I was writing a story for a writing prompt, Enough is Enough, from Story Dam. I have never had a prompt affect me quite that way. I have come up against resistance but nothing like that. It was like my body wanted to shut down. I kept writing even when it was nonsense. I wouldn’t let myself stop even when it didn’t make any sense at all; I kept writing for two days. Finally yesterday something started to click. I started seeing how the pieces could fit together. It was still scary but the truth often is. What I wrote for Enough is Enough.
Have you ever experienced anything like this? If you have what was it like for you and how did you get through it?
Courage is an interesting thing. Women often have courage even when they don’t think they do. Here is one of my favorite courageous women writers:
Eve Ensler – Most famous for The Vagina Monologues, a daring and courageous look at the abuse of women and our sacred bodies. Some of her works include: The Good Body – Play, The Treatment – Play, Insecure at Last: Losing it in our Security-Obsessed World, I Am An Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World
What courageous woman writer inspires you to take your writing to a deeper place?
Row80 Check In:
- Writing in my 750words.com every day and staying on track with my goal of 50,000 words in a month.
- I am now working on Story Dam and their weekly prompts helping me to break through the walls and get to the nitty gritty.
- Continuing with Women’s Herstory Features on my Blogs
That about covers it this week. Hope you are breaking through walls and being courageous in your writing.
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