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Does Your #amWriting Scare You?

I often sit and write with other writers. We use writing prompts and then let loose on paper. Last week, my friend put down her pen in the middle of her writing, drank up her entire cup of coffee, and shivered a little.

When I asked her, she said, my writing scared me just now. I was going someplace frightening with it, so I stopped.

I told her the place in writing where it frightens you, moves you, angers you is a good place to go, creatively. If you can harness that energy and spill it on paper, magical things often happen.

I believe this both from my experience and from what I have read of others’.

Have you ever written from a place that frightens you?

Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her forthcoming literary crime thriller, The Blue Bar is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency, and will be published by Thomas & Mercer on January 1, 2023.

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