If you think natural talent - the ability to write well - is a personality trait of a successful writer, you'd be wrong. "Talent is cheaper than table salt," says bestselling author and writing teacher Stephen King.
Deep down…or maybe even right at the surface where everyone can see…you wish you were a writer. A real writer. But how do you overcome those feelings of not being good enough? Good news! I have three tips to help you overcome those “I’m not good enough to be a writer” demons.
How do you write good magazine articles, books and blog posts when you’re stressed about money? The short answer is that you can’t. Financial stress destroys your creativity, productivity, and energy. These tips for dealing with financial stress as a freelance writer will decrease your anxiety, increase your creativity, and encourage you to keep writing.
Asking for feedback on your writing is hard for most writers. Getting feedback on your memoir — the most personal form of writing — can be downright painful! How do you ask for and receive feedback on your personal life story? These tips will help you accept both criticism and praise with equal amounts of grace.
Are you tired of beating yourself up for not writing your book? Maybe you have a story you've been trying to write for months, or even a chapter you should've written years ago. What if not outlining your book is the reason why you're struggling to write your book? Good news! Here you'll find the most powerful way to overcome that obstacle.
Unless you're famous or somehow remarkable, your sample chapters are the only chance you have to get your book published. Therefore you must submit the best example of your writing that you can -- even if it requires writing, editing, revising, and even throwing out everything you wrote only to start fresh.