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September 12, 2010


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Roberta Allen

As an author and teacher, I agree with Marcy that fear is very important in the process of writing. There's tremendous energy in fear so when writers allow themselves to enter it, it can be a terrifying but, at the same time, a rich experience. I wish I could remember the quote I've always loved from Beckett about how being "between things" is the most potent place to be. I think that when a writer is in the area of her fear, she is between the known and unknown and this allows what never had space before to flower.

stacy muszynski, web editor, american short fiction

Lots more writers on process and ritual at American Short Fiction blog:

Another bit by Marcy at Big Other blog:

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