Sometimes we find ourselves in situations where we are feeling tongue-tied, scared, or alone. We know it is important to speak up, but we forget how to do it. We forget that speaking clearly is linked to knowing what we want and sharing that message with another person.
Sometimes I have to tease the answer out of my clients. They think they are sort of writers, like kinda, like not the best-selling types, like the ones who just like it… like that kind, but not like a REAL writer, know what I mean?
Today I was reflecting on a common "how to" question that students often asked in creative writing class: how do you finish a story without killing off the hero or doctoring the drama so that everyone lives happily ever after? For this question, I must lead writers back to the hero's journey, back to the moment where the hero brings home the elixir.
I used to fear going blind as much as I feared the act of drowning or burning alive.
Just the thought that I may never see again, that some horrible accident could happen and my world would go black could hold my attention for hours like a restless nightmare. After all, anyone who is partially sighted holds on to their remaining sight.