Here’s a fun little experiment for those who struggle with the inner critic. Try kicking her out and letting her sit on your desk. Then you can talk back to her when the writing is happening.
My little hag is named Finnola, inspired by a character in Catherine Cooper’s The Golden Acorn. I made her for a children’s book club gathering in the woods. Once all the children found her hiding place, I took her home. In between moon time, where she might sit on my nightstand…she works in my writing space. I wonder how chatty she will be when I sit back down to work?