Day 17: The Power of Limited Choice

A Writer's March

By Lisa Hase-Jackson, guest blogger

Fear is a familiar feeling to all artists, and writers are certainly not immune. Some of the more common triggers of fear include anticipated failure or, as is often the case, anticipated success. For writers in particular, fear is often triggered just by considering the likely ostracism that may occur from revealing family secrets, or by the realization that what was written in a passionate moment of active imagination will appear to be worthless drivel in the light of day.

Perhaps the biggest fear faced by many writers on a daily basis it that of the blank page. Even assuming a writer can overcome the overwhelming number of possibilities represented by the blank page, there are still myriad choices to make – or choices to rule out – once the page is no longer blank and writing has begun in earnest. Let us posit, then…

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One thought on “Day 17: The Power of Limited Choice

  1. pyenser

    Thanks for your thoughtful re-blog from A Writer’s March. The “Blitz Poem” described towards the end of the blog looks like something my poetry students and I can enjoy writing together early in the term!

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