Positive Writer

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The Most Crippling Issue for Writers (and How to Beat it!)

Since starting Positive Writer and publishing Writer’s Doubt, I’ve received thousands of emails from readers from all over the world asking for more guidance and specific writing exercises they can do to beat the living hell out of their fears and doubts.


The emails have also proven to be tremendously beneficial, in that I’ve learned firsthand from fellow writers in the trenches just how much, and why, their fears and doubts were crippling them, but the #1 most consistent and crippling issue was something so obvious, and yet, we all seem to underestimate it.



Today I am presenting the 1st place winner of the Writers Crushing Doubt Writing Contest, “Crushed by a Cheeseburger” by Lisa Sell. This is a delightful essay with a wonderful twist at the end. It’s a must read. Join me in congratulating Lisa in the comments. Stay tuned for the next contest and be sure to check out Writers Crushing Doubt!

On to the 1st Place Winning essay…



What I Am Most Scared About In Publishing my Writing (JUMP!)

Today I am presenting the 2nd place winner of the Writers Crushing Doubt Writing Contest, “Jump” by Jay Amour. This is a brilliant essay in the most real way. You’ll have to read it to “get it.” It’s worth it. Join me in congratulating Jay in the comments. Stay tuned for the next winner.

On to the winning essay…



Writing Is A Funny Thing – Silencing The Inner Critic

Today I begin presenting the winners of the Writers Crushing Doubt Writing Contest with 3rd place, “How to Overcome Writer’s Doubt” by Sue Stevenson. This is a excellent essay, and it’s very inspiring for anyone dealing with doubts about their creativity and writing. Thank you to everyone who participated in the contest. Choosing the winners was very challenging. Over the following few days I will be posting all of the winning entries. Stay tuned, and help me congratulate Sue in the comments.

On to the winning essay…



Be Ambitious! Here’s How To Go After Your Dream

You’re an ambitious person, aren’t you? I hope you are. Me too. We have dreams, desires, and goals, and we want to go after them. However, going after them isn’t enough, we want to attain them! Don’t we? Damn right we do!



How To Get People To Not Ignore Your Writing!

Note: This is a guest post by Blake Powell. Blake helps writers launch past their excuses and step into their creative power. Download for free Blake’s The Bulletproof Writer’s Handbook.

Time after time you hit the publish button, only to have your dreams crushed when no one responds — or hell, even looks.

You thought your writing was good, but now you’re not so sure. You wish things were different and that people would know who you are, but times are changing: the internet is becoming noisier than ever before and it’s getting harder and harder to get your words noticed.

Rejection has driven you to the brink of insanity, and you’re ready to quit.