Self Confidence For Writers Part 2: The Benefits of Daily Practice

Last week we discussed the issue of self confidence for writers. Most creative people and certainly every writer I've ever known--and most of the ones I've read books by--have struggled with their self confidence. It's hard to stay confident in yourself when you spend a few years around people who are constantly saying that you're worthless or useless, and even harder when your work gets rejected. Over the next few weeks I'm going to give you what I hope is a comprehensive guide to building your self confidence. Most of my advice will be designed to give you confidence in your writing, but having confidence in one area of your life always helps you become more confident in other areas of your life. You might not believe you're going to…
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Week 4

Goal setting, Inspirational, Nanowrimo, Writing
Judgement day is now very near. Our days to finish the novels we've been working on this November are almost over, and it's time for the final push. It doesn't matter if you have 49, 000 words or 5, 000 words, be ruthless this week. Cut out as much of your socializing as you can and beg or bribe someone else to do your housework. Your focus should be on writing this week, and getting as close to 50, 000 words and "the end" as possible. It's entirely possible that if you free up enough time, you can write almost your entire novel this week. So don't despair if you're behind, and if you're ahead, keep pushing yourself towards the end. Of course there's some things you still need to…
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