A ‘Raven’ Fear; Writing 101 Challenge – Day 17

Day 17 – We all have anxieties, worries, and fears. What are you scared of? Address one of your worst fears. Write this post in a distinct style from your own.

This one was difficult for me. Over time I have written in several different styles and it was hard to find something I hadn’t done before. Then it hit me. I don’t write poetry. So without much further ado…and sincerest apologies to Mr Edger Allan Poe…here is my post for Day 17.

Once upon a challenge writing, while I pondered what was frightening,
And trying to decide which style I’d never tried to write before
As I looked for work inspiring, being different I’m desiring,
Fresh idea I am aspiring, of the one who’s gone in yore,
I’ll try poetry, I muttered, of the one who’s gone in yore,
Never done this thing for sure

So poetry is decided, and my style is ‘Poe’ provided,
Now I need to find some substance for my post on fear to start.
In the phobias assorted, (and my sanity is thwarted),Read More »


Who’s afraid of a Big Blank Page?

pen with hand. color from tungsten lamp


Somewhere in my history, an English teacher once said something like “Get it down on paper, it’s not a story while it’s in your head.”

Yes this was the days before laptops at schools, back when we used pens and paper (but after the time of chalk and slate – I’m not quite that old!).

These days I’ve paraphrased her words into something which motivates me.


“There’s nothing wrong with a blank page. You just can’t edit it.”


If you haven’t figured it out yet…I’m telling you to start writing.Read More »