Facing Your Fear of Success

Time now for us to face The Fear That Must Not Be Named. This is by far the best we’ve read this week.

How to Identify and Deal With a Fear of Success
by Elizabeth Yuko

Fear of failure makes sense. We’ve all experienced failure at some stage, realized it’s not great, and are worried about feeling like that again. But our brains are hard to please. Because in addition to the fear of failure, many people also experience a fear of success.

Though it may sound ridiculous, being afraid of succeeding is very real—although it’s not always obvious. In other words, you may be experiencing a fear of success and not realizing it (or are grouping it in with fear of failure). Ideally, we want to avoid these kinds of stresses and fears, so here are some tips for identifying and dealing with a fear of success. read article


The always entertaining Dominic Carter demonstrates his insight into characterization. Gather ’round the campfire, kids, and read….

by Dominic Carter

I read a lot of screenplays from writers of all abilities and the one thing I often find these screenplays lack are credible character arcs. read article

sWooZie’s Secret Ingredient to Creating Great Content

From Stareable Fest 2020

YouTube sensation sWooZie shares his secret ingredient to creating exceptional content, developing content from Mars, and how your audience should be your street team. Panel includes Luke Kelly-Clyne (Showrunner and Executive Producer on Pop TV’s half-hour comedy series, “Hot Date”) and Dave Bernath (former General Manager of Comedy Central).

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How to Restart Your Unfinished Book

This TVWriter™ minion knows she can’t speak for you, but the headline above sure said volumes to me. Breathes there a soul so rare in the world of TVWriter™ visitors who hasn’t begun but not finished at least one book?

Of course not, which is why y’all need to read on….

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When to hire a freelance book editor

Nathan Bransford, TVWriter™’s favorite publishing know-it-all, answers one of the most common questions  asked by prose writers, including novices and pros. Big thanks for explaining what’s up so that even this TVWriter™ minion could grasp it!

by Nathan Bransford

There are tons of freelance book editors who can do wonders to help you improve your writing, give you crucial feedback at key junctures in your journey, and provide a final gut check before you pursue publication. I am one of those people. read article