Pinning down the voice in your head

amateur antagonist
3 min readJan 25, 2024

Writing is something that can’t be forced. It’s a fickle thing: trying to catch the voice in your head, pinning it down, and making it coherent. Each one of these steps is fraught with pitfalls — sometimes, that voice is running for its life, begging to not be perceived. It’ll struggle and fight you, refusing to comply. Why so resistant? I don’t know.

Maybe it’s the fear of failure. Believing, deep down, that the voice has nothing worthwhile to say. Pinning it on paper to show other people, just for it to be mediocre, is mortifying. Look at what my brain made!

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