How to use fear to fuel your writing

HOW TO USE FEAR TO FUEL YOUR WRITING

There’s this thing I do. I think it’s weird. You’ll think so, too. Probably. Or, maybe it’s common or good or smart, even. Right before a storytelling or poetry performance, I get nervous. I’m off-stage, my eyes are closed, and I’m wringing my hands.  My jaw feels tight and my stomach’s in knots. So what do I do when this happens …