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What Are You Afraid Of? - WNP 075

Write Now with Sarah Werner

Release Date: 01/06/2020

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Fear shows up for us writers in a lot of ways we don't expect or recognize. Let's explore those fears — and how they're holding us back — together.

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Thank you as always for listening, and happy writing!

— Sarah