Writing Prompts – Are You Letting Fear Stop Your Words

Day 3 of Experience Change and Open to Your Inner Writer. Diving into self-discovery you can find yourself feeling resistance as I did yesterday. I wrote this as much for you as I did for myself.


Resistance rears its head
and blackness begins to descend
nothing feels good so numbing out again

but if I stop and look
deep into the inky darkness
I’m confronting my demons regardless

I realize the shadows
hold the keys to the many doors
where treasures are waiting to be explored

if resistance is there
prickling your veins, a rising tide
throw yourself into the dance, move and glide

ask why you’re resisting
pushing, pulling and chaotic
you want much more than to be robotic

bubbling into being
dancing your soul out of the cage
allows your words to stream onto the page

If you are feeling resistance now or anywhere along the way of this writing journey, revisit Experience Change and Open to Your Inner Writer and dance it out.

Today we are going to explore the shadows that hold your gifts waiting to be found.

Learning to work with your fear.

Fear isn’t logical, if it were I don’t think it would be the problem that it is for most of us. Sometimes it is debilitating. Courage isn’t about not being afraid, it is about not letting the fear control you and doing it anyway.


Today’s Writing prompts:


Read the questions, choose which one/s you want to work with and then listen and dance/move to the music below.

  1. Reconsider – What if you wrote exactly what you wanted to write? What is the worst that could happen? What waits in the shadows?
  2. Make a list of your writing fears and ask yourself how you can refocus and be courageous in overcoming them.
  3. Free write – Recognize – When I was little, what words discouraged me to be creative?
  4. What is holding you back from reconnecting to your muse and writing what you want to write?
  5. Forgiveness is a large piece of letting go of the past, write “I forgive you for…  I forgive the situation of… I forgive myself for…”

It is time to play some music, dance and move to get the words flowing.  You may choose to write between each song or you may decide to dance to them all and then write. Write whatever came up for you during the dance or ask the questions above to get things started. Don’t worry about anything but getting your words on the page. Remember that this process is about letting go and clearing the past so that you can write all that you are meant to write. Allow things to come up so you can clear them. You can write in any form you choose, prose, poetry, or even in story form. If dancing it out isn’t enough and you need a ceremony for letting go check out, Forgive Yourself and Others Through Sacred Living Ceremony.

This is my wish to you.

Thank you for joining me today and I hope you found this beneficial. Join me tomorrow for more questions to help you blow out the stuck places and get those words flowing.

*The words that are in both bold and italics are words that you can reflect upon as well during this experiential journey.

Share your thoughts about this process, whether you are joining in, or any questions you may have. If you blog about it please come back and share your link in the comments below.


Other posts on writing and poetry fears:



PageLines- picture20193.jpgMorgan Dragonwillow: Writing rebel, stress relief explorer, recovering perfectionist, cooking as therapy, poet & author that (mostly) doesn’t let her fears get in the way of her passion for writing and creating. She is team leader at @StoryDam, creatrix of #OctPoWriMo. She lives in Marietta, Ga. with her loving and patient partner, their dog that thinks she’s a princess, and the cat that reminds her that she isn’t.
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8 thoughts on “Writing Prompts – Are You Letting Fear Stop Your Words

  1. I did the first bit of music, and then half my cardio routine to Tangled, since I was missing it. For the fourth post, I’ll listen to all the music.

    4. What is holding you back from reconnecting to your muse and writing what you want to write?

    Probably criticism of rough drafts, with no clear guidance on how to revise or submit. I’ve been trying to break into this magazine, for example XXXX for about three years, and all I’ve learned is that they don’t like flash fiction that much or telling over showing. I want to write the perfect story for them, or rewrite a good one, but what I have at the moment won’t fit the guidelines, so I’ve set aside that project for now. XXXX also says to send in any story, and they will only know if it’s a good fit if they read it.

    • Hi Priya, Sorry to hear about the criticism of rough drafts and the problems with the magazine. And remember it isn’t about getting it perfect as much as it is about allowing your heart to open onto the page.

      I would love to see you try some free form dance with one of the future prompts. There is a marked difference between a cardio routine and free form dance, it can open new paths into your writing.

      Peace to you.

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