BELA LAMPERT

Yoga Instructor
Optioned Screenwriter

Are You the Master or the Slave?

I see writers of all kinds talk about this all the time:

“The fear of facing the blank page!”

I have never understood it and I never will. And here is why:

The page, be it blank or non-blank, is just a tool. It is your playground. It is a placeholder for the world, the characters, the emotions, the satisfaction, the thrill, the worry, the love,… That you, the writer, are and will be creating.

It is there to help you. It should serve you.

Not the other way round.

Don’t give it more power than it deserves.

At the moment you sit down in your chair and face that page, you decide with what emotion you are doing that.

Are you afraid of the page? If you are, how do you think you can master it, make it your own, use it for YOUR purpose?

Or:

Are you confident that you can fill that page with great stuff that is going to please your readers? Are you thankful that page is there to help you and serve you get the best version of that story (or whatever it may be) out into the world?

Do you see how the power dynamic changes instantly?

You should be the master, the page should be your slave.

How do you get to that state?

Learn to control your emotions instead of letting your emotions control you!

How to learn to control your emotions:
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