Daily Archives: August 26, 2014

We have nothing to laugh but laughter itself!

If you get a chance take a look at my first Novel on my web site “The ANGEL’S CLAW.” Also, I’m running a COMEY CLASS, beginning September the 8th. If you’re interested in being in a class that will push you and expand your ideas of craft, please E mail me: paulsveen@shaw.ca

“We have nothing to fear but fear itself.” Have you heard this phrase?   It was first said by President Franklin D Roosevelt. Easy to say for Frank, don’t be afraid while you’re storming the beach, I’ll be safe back here, drinking my hot Chocolate in front of the fire place.

I say this because everyone who talks about speaking in public or performing stand up comedy for the first time always brings up how afraid they are: “I could never get up on stage, it must be terrifying, I’d never do that.” and the rant gores on and on.

The cure to beating FEAR is turning it into JOY. We’ve been raised in a culture that demands we keep everything inside, don’t say how you feel. Keep it to yourself! A miracle happens when we do the exact opposite, move into FEAR and make FEAR the thing you make FUN OF! 

Tomorrow we do a writing exercise on killing FEAR.