On Facing Fear and Writing with Your Inner Demons
I have a confession to make. All writers, no matter their success or failures face the same inner demon. Even now, it is difficult to put into words the occasional bone-deep, mind-numbing fear we have to write. Crazy isn’t it? Our greatest passion and the thing that drives us to become the one thing we struggle most with. I’ve known and heard of a similar thing happening to other artists and musicians. It is an age-old struggle, where genius and madness blur the lines. Not coincidentally, those with the most genius face the worst inner demons.