Slavery comes in all shapes and sizes. It even has different names like indentured servant, sharecropper, and even helotage. But no matter what you call it, it still leaves the person on the receiving end sometimes feeling powerless and out of control. Writing can be like that. Our stories can create a state of helotage where we become enslaved to the written word. If it drives us to become better than we were before then that isn't necessarily a bad thing. But if we lack the will power to know when to let go of a work in progress, we can then be shackled to our inadequacies forever. What's holding YOU back from becoming the best writer you can be?
How Do You Know?
Written by: Deborah W. Trotter
Illustrated by: Julie Downing
Teaser: A little girl wakes up one morning to everything outside covered in fog and mist. She is afraid that the world has somehow gone away. How will her mother reassure her that everything is okay?