In my experience, no amount of time, space, or energy will make you a more productive writer if you let your inner writing demons (that is, your secret fears and self-doubts) sabotage you. So let’s examine them and talk about how to deal with them. These demons can surface even when (and sometimes especially when) we are deploying effective writing strategies on a project we care about. They may manifest as unconscious, self-perpetuating assumptions about who we are and what our writing should be. If we allow them to take hold, they can petrify us and keep us from writing. Continue reading this article on the Chronicle. Photo by Mark Seton.
When Doubts Bedevil Your Writing, Invite Your Demons in for Tea
July 14, 2014