Eliminating Guilt

Inspirational, Writing
Today I'd like to start with an item that didn't make it on last week's list but that's at the core of why many of us don't write. It's the guilt we feel when we're writing and we think we should be doing something else, the guilt we feel when we refuse other activities in order to write. It's particularly acute when dealing with family and close friends, or when faced with the many tasks of running a business. This guilt is a double edged sword because most of us also feel guilty when we don't write. But this guilt does us no good. It weighs us down and we spend time focused on being guilty that could be spent working on our writing, or doing all the other things…
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Fiction Prompt January 20th

Prompts, Short Fiction
While I am hoping to use several of these prompts to create standalone flash fiction, writing responses to these prompts from the PoV of one of my novel characters is a really good way to build character. Today I've got not only a prompt for you, but a small response to it that I wrote from the PoV (point of view, for those of you who don't know) of Riana, the main character in Moonshadow's Guardian. Today's prompt: Guilt My response: It's been thousands of years since I protected Eternia, but I will never forgive myself for failing her. She was just a little girl the first time we met. I remember her cute smile, her little head all covered in long black hair like a curtain. I remember her…
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