One of the surest ways to find unhappiness and limit your creativity is worrying about what others think of you or your work.
It’s true, and I am guilty of it. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
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Note: This is a guest post by James Prescott. James is a writing coach and author of the several books, including Dance Of The Writer: A Beginners Guide To Authentic Writing, available free at his website, jamesprescott.co.uk. Connect with James on Twitter at @JamesPrescott77
The last year was a real struggle for me. For the first time, I fell out of love with writing.
Have you ever felt like the whole writing and/or blogging thing has just become a chore or a burden? Like it’s no longer something you choose, it’s something you have to do, and you’re lumbered with it?
Note: This is a guest post by Adam Hughes. Adam is an author and tech professional focused on helping writers squeeze the most out of their creative time. You can read more of his work and downlad a free copy of his ebook on writing a fast first draft at The Moonlighting Writer. You can also connect on Twitter.
Note: This is a guest post by Devlin Blake. Devlin is an accomplished fiction author and writing coach with over two dozen published books. If you’d like a complimentary copy of Devlin’s Plotting Alchemy, an easy way to plan a story, follow this link.
Let’s face it, a lot has changed over the past two decades, particularly when it comes to technology. However, nowhere has there been a bigger upheaval than writing and publishing.
In fact, we are living in one of the 3 biggest revolutions in writing history. And while change is scary, now is one of the best times to be a writer.
For the longest time, I struggled with a negative mindset. I constantly told myself what could go wrong would go wrong. And, I was usually right. When things did go well, I believed that it was luck or someone stepped up to help, or hey, maybe it was Halloween and reality was wearing a mask.
No matter what your personal ambitions are as a writer, there will always be play-it-safers who tell you writing is a bad choice, it’s not worth it, there’s no money in it and, well, basically you need to lower your expectations and live down here with the rest of us. Don’t listen to them.
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