Mercedes Lackey is a full-time writer who has published numerous short-fiction novels and works, including the best-selling Valdemar series Heralds. She is also a professional lyricist and a licensed rehabiliter of wild birds. She and her husband, the artist Larry Dixon, and their flock of parrots live in Oklahoma. You can find her at mercedeslackey.com, or at @mercedeslackey on Twitter....READ MORE
Give your enemy a face, If he is human, do not dehumanize him. Know him and know why he is your enemy. If your enemy is within you, understand what it is and why you are afraid. Put a face on your fear. When you understand it, and it is no longer vague and shapeless, you will find that your fear is no longer so formidable.