How to Conquer Writer’s Block: Tip 71


This is a short but sweet tip, and somewhat counter-intuitive.

If you are riddled with self-doubt and self-criticism, it may be because you are actually improving as an author! I myself am much more critical of my own writing after years of experience, simply because I’ve thought a lot about the work, read scads of books, and feel that I now recognize good writing when I read it. Including my own…

I’ve noticed that beginning writers are sometimes overwhelmed, not by doubt, but by a blinding self-confidence, the result of limited exposure to what is excellent out there.

So–if you are feeling overwhelmed by self-doubt, it may be because you are improving in your knowledge of the craft. This is not always the case, but it’s worth considering, as we anxiously face our computers each day.

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