Recently I had the pleasure of teaching at the Antioch Writers’ Workshop‘s Dive Into Your Story: Where do you get your ideas?. We dealt with the inner critic and how to renegotiate the relationship, moving aside the noise so we can get to getting ideas, and writing.
You who read this blog know I write & think about the inner critic all the time, so it was very fun to share those practices (inspired by Gayle Brandeis, Lynda Barry, Bonni Goldberg, Amy Cuddy, and others) with the humans at the workshop.
After the workshop, I got an email from one of the participants, Fredrick Marion. I’m always thrilled when the inner critic takes visual form, gets post office box, and becomes capable of receiving a Dear Inner Critic letter. Kudos to the writers who make that happen. Here’s Fredrick’s letter…Enjoy!
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p.p.s. To engage with your inner critic, here’s a place to start.