I must not fear.

Fear is the mind-killer.

Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.

I will face my fear.

I will permit it to pass over me and through me.

And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see it’s path.

Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.

Only I will remain.

~ Litany Against Fear from Frank Herbert’s classic Dune series.


I must not fear rejection.

Fear of rejection is the dream-killer.

Fear of rejection is the little-death of a promising career.

I will face my fear of rejection.

Neither agents, nor editors, nor reviewers, nor readers will stop me.

Their critical words will pass over me with no effect.

And when the fear of rejection is gone, I shall be a strong writer.


~ Writer’s Litany Against Rejection by Kyle White


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