The fear of failing is nothing new and Stage fright is not just for actors. Fear is always haunting it’s victim with every move they make. It is common among individuals in writing and life in general, to be nervous anytime they commence in an activity that is judged by society. No writer purposely states they want to fail, but they do express the fear of failing that circle through their brain constantly. Anne Lamott and Junot Diaz proclaim their fears of failing in their articles. Lamott wrote critiques on restaurants around the world. Whenever she began composing a new article for her column she faced the fear of failing. She would think, “I’m not going to be able to get the magic to work this time. I’m ruined. I’m through. I’m toast” (24). So many ideas floated around her head, but those ideas were in a giant tangle. Once she realized she just had to unravel the tangle and start writing she would push this fear away. There is a point in a writer’s journey where they think they cannot go any longer before they fail. T...
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...ould not be produced to the best of their ability. And why they were writing also had no bounds. Their purpose could be anything, writing a sequel, or an article; anything that is, makes writing so unique and broad. No matter how good a writer one may be, there are still a fair number of obstacles one must overcome in order to find success every time one attempts to write.
Diaz, Junot. “Becoming a Writer.” O, The Oprah Magazine. Oprah.com. 13 Oct. 2009. Web. 16 Feb. 2010.
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