"I never had writer’s block until I was 50 and my father died," says Becky Blanton. "After 40 years of writing, my pen suddenly stopped moving. It was though the man who abused and tortured me had dragged my muse into the grave with him. He had birthed my writing skills with a bloody belt, now he was taking them away." On her Blog, Blanton says, "The question I get most from people, other than – 'What should I do with my life?' is, 'Aren’t you afraid?' I thought about it and the two really are more related than you’d think at first glance. Of course I’m afraid. We all are. That’s how we’re designed. Fear keeps us alive. Without fear how would we be able to associate love, abandonment and being turned out of our tribe to die for not driving the right car or using the right mouthwash? Seriously. Fear is part of our lives." If you have writer's block, or some other block that keeps you from being all you were meant to be, you'll want to read Blanton's brief but pithy eBook, No More Fear, 10 foolproof secrets for beating writer's block.
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