Karen Winters on Conquering the Inner Gorgon

There can never be enough advice on how to deal with that nagging inner critic, and here’s Karen Winters’ take on the subject from her ‘Karen Friday’ post at The Drawing Club.

Me, I have my own style. My sword is a pen and it’s name is Practice. Like Perseus, I don’t argue with my medusa-critic or try stare it down because I know such encounters can be fatal to the creative spirit. Instead, when I hear its snakes come hissing words of discouragement and defeat, I turn my attention back to the blank page and get busy. It can threaten all it wants but it can’t touch me. And one of these days I may finally have the strength to give it a mortal blow.