Creative Life Truths: Fear is Necessary

Creative Life Truths: Fear is Necessary — Write RightAs a writer or artist, ruts come easily. The finished product may be good, excellent even, but it falls within acceptable limits. As an example: my poetry. My standard style employs short lines and couplets. I like it; it gives room for invention. However, it quickly becomes “du jour”—in graduate school, people could identify my poems by the lines, no name or signature required. The form grew restrictive, definitive.

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Failure and Freelancing

Failure and Freelancing — Write RightSometimes, despite my best efforts, my work fails to satisfy a client. A few of those clients encourage and critique. Others rail and compare a current project to past ones. I become silent and endure both because—what can I say?

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Hey, Perfectionist, Remember You’re Human

Hey, Perfectionist, Remember You're HumanI sometimes think I’ve kicked perfectionism to the curb. It proves me wrong time and time again. An assumption is made; a miscommunication occurs; a cataclysm ensues—at least, it seems that way.

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