Kris asks: “I’m afraid to start a story if I don’t know how it’s going to end. Am I doomed?”
In this fifth installment in our miniseries on teaching students how to write, Rob asks:
“How can I help my students conquer their fear of the blank page and get that first sentence down?”
“Sometimes writing scares me stiff? How can I cope with this?”
As the structure of your story emerges, the fear of cliché will rise up. Beware its power to smash your story!