Saturday, February 4, 2012

Escape the Inner Censor

An internal censor can be sensed in the midst of free-flow writing that is staunched by a gut feeling of guilt or a pain that cannot be explained.

 When a writer stops in mid flow because the story led to discomfort or emotional pain, it's a deep loss because we tend to only skim the surface after that.  When we allow ourselves to write through these moments, to plumb the events and even humor that urged us to create words, we come out on the other side stronger.

So gently tell the censor to turn away and let you continue. Then let the writing take you deeper.

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