Of the seemingly impossible task assigned her, the teenaged fifteenth century warrior-saint Joan of Arc said, “I am not afraid. I was born to do this.” The reality is, Joan was an exception; most of us terrified of stepping into our destiny and our power.
I’m intimately familiar with the fear that would stand between you and the telling of your story, which is why I became a certified teacher of Gateless Writing, a nationwide organization based on creative brain science and ancient Zen that supports writers to the point of publication and beyond.

Masterpieces are not single and solitary births; they are the outcome of many years of thinking in common, of thinking by the body of the people, so that the experience of the mass is behind the single voice.
—Virginia Woolf