May 16, 2012

The Dual Nature of Performance, Part Two

Posted in self-consciousness, Writer's Block tagged , , at 4:42 am by Rebecca Hein

When you know your story, essay, or poem is going to be read by someone other than yourself, this changes the writing process. You become self-conscious and start wondering if your writing is any good, or if you’re making mistakes you aren’t going to catch.

Yet there’s another side to this: the fun of sharing your ideas, or the sense of mischief you get from telling a funny story, or just the satisfaction of articulating what you have to say.

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1 Comment »

  1. Teresa said,

    That’s it exactly, Becky. Thanks!


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