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11 Fear-Based Writer Beliefs, and How to Quell Them

Linda says: This hit home with me … nearly all 11 fears! Christina writes this with compassion and brutal honesty!



Let’s be honest. We all have fears. As humans, as writers . . . . I don’t care if you are Stephen Effing King . . . wait a minute, even he is scared of something. Supposedly, he sleeps with the light on because he is scared of the dark (wouldn’t you be if you were him??)

So, in this post, we’re going to get down and dirty on some of these fears as they pertain to writing, specifically. I know I’ve been through my share of turbulence, finding my own equilibrium in this giant spinning world of words, where it sometimes feels like it’s everyone for themselves…. It can be maddening. It can be discouraging and lonely. But just remember, you are not alone.

Following are eleven bogus beliefs that many writers share, and how you can look at them differently. Maybe this will help you to release their vice…

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  1. October 4, 2014 at 7:14 PM

    Thanks, Linny. I will read all of this later. I am currently taking a break from going through the first round edits on Ash on the Stairs. It arrived in the morning email. Thanks to you and John it turned out so good that there are few changes Kierra wants to make..

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  2. October 4, 2014 at 10:20 PM

    All true Linda and the reason so many writers give up. Thanks for sharing this.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

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