Resistance Senses Weakness

If there’s one thing Resistance is good at, it’s sensing weakness. It knows our Achilles heels – maybe even better than we do ourselves – and it has no problem using it against us.

When we begin to notice patterns in our behaviour, the patterns that keep us from our writing, we discover the tool Resistance is wielding against us.

For me, it’s fatigue and illness. Something as simple as the common cold can be a sucker punch to my creativity and productivity. So I make a special effort to eat right, exercise, and get plenty of sleep.

What is it for you? A favourite TV show maybe, or Facebook? Pay attention to what happens today and see where Resistance appears.

About the author 

Valerie Francis

Valerie Francis is a bestselling author, literary editor, and podcaster with a passion for stories by, for and about women.

Each month, Valerie recommends books from literature’s best female authors. Selections come from every genre because women write, and read, in every genre. The Women’s Fiction category offers up some terrific novels, but these days there’s a strong female presence in thriller, horror, crime, and other genres traditionally dominated by male writers. No matter what the publishing companies may think, in the 21st Century, Women’s Fiction is whatever we want it to be.

stories for women, by women, and about women