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Writing through doubt and fear, and you can, too!

17 Writing Lessons to Remember

Post by Positive Writer contributor The Magic Violinist

With all the information we have at our fingertips, it can be overwhelming to figure out where to start and what to do and how to remember it all when it comes to writing. You might read eight different articles in a morning, all with various advice, and struggle to keep it at the forefront of your mind as you go about your day.

Because of this, I’ve compiled a list of 17 writing lessons you can access in one spot. These are all tips that have resonated with me recently, and hopefully, they make a difference with your writing, too.

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How to Write a Bestseller

Note: This is a guest post by best-selling author Jeff Goins whose recent book Real Artists Don’t Starve just hit The Wall Street Journal Bestsellers List. You can follow Jeff on Twitter @JeffGoins and visit him online at goinswriter.com.

One thing I’ve learned from publishing five books in the past five years, including my most recent work Real Artists Don’t Starve, is this: Writing books is hard work. And if you want a bestseller, it’s even harder.

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Why Doubt Stops You From Creating Your Best Work (and What You CAN Do About It)

To doubt is to be human. To fear things is useful and wise.

But too much of either and creating art with your words, your paint, your music, or really, in any form, becomes practically impossible. Despairing feelings of not being good enough can start to overwhelm us, even if others consider us extraordinarily talented and brilliant.

But not everyone is ready and willing to do something about them. You can.

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We Need Your Story (Share It)

Announcement: Today’s post is by Carrie Aulenbacher, it’s the 1st place winner of the “You Deserve to be Inspired” writing contest! She’s won an Amazon gift card and a full scholarship to the “Writer’s Crushing Doubt” online course. Congratulations, Carrie!

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Why Empathy Is One of Your Most Important Qualities

Announcement: Today’s post is by KatieMae, it’s the 2nd place winner of the “You Deserve to be Inspired” writing contest! She’s won an Amazon gift card and a full scholarship to the “Writer’s Crushing Doubt” online course. Congratulations, KatieMae!

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Writer Cautions: Don’t Believe Everything You Hear

Announcement: Today’s post is by Karen Saari, it’s the 3rd place winner of the “You Deserve to be Inspired” writing contest! She’s won an Amazon gift card and a full scholarship to the “Writer’s Crushing Doubt” online course. Congratulations, Karen!

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