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Will Come the Words: Gail Gallant’s creative space (she’s not saying it’s haunted but …)

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Thursday, October 31st, 2013

13 S-s-scary Things about Writing Your First Book: guest post by Gail Gallant

Writer Gail Gallant at a graveyard in Devon


If it takes one virtue above others to write a book, it’s courage. Because, really, there’s just so much to be frightened of.

Since I began writing fiction three years ago, I have been fearful. Not just sometimes, but every day. I’m also, sometimes, happy. I think of courage simply as the ability to function in spite of fear. Keeping calm and carrying on, more or less as you would if you weren’t so terribly afraid.

But you are afraid. Writing is scary.

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Wednesday, October 31st, 2012