I’ve never had a fear of writing, only a fear of flying. I can relate to both.
Hello, bloggers, writers and my Flash Fiction Fanatics. After the Old Soldier made it through Vietnam I swore never to fly again. The problem was I had to get back to the United States.
See, in Vietnam my unit was often flown to new positions and into battle by helicopters, Hueys and Chinooks. The helicopters burned like paper.
Once I got my orders to rotate back to the United States I swore I would never fly again. But to get back to the United States I had to board a civilian airliner provided by the military. Those were my orders.
So, I swallowed my fear and took the flight to the West Coast. It was the only way I could get across the Pacific Ocean.
I know that aspiring writers may have the same fear of writing that I had of flying. My advice to fearful writers is just do it. It’s the only way to get over the ocean of unpublished to published.
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