Karen Moncrieff, after working for years as an actor, became a screenwriter. In a magazine article, she notes “Writing felt so comfortable in a way that acting never really did. With writing, I was using all parts of myself, all of my skills.”
She said, “I let my emotions and feelings be my guide. I find the things that trouble me the most, the things I wish I could change, are what I need to explore. And it’s always good to start with something that scares me.”
Being scared may be indispensable for creative expression
Fear is a simple label for a variety of experiences, some helpful for artists, but others – like anxiety – limiting or corrosive.
Continued in post: Creating and Fear.