Believe In Yourself And Become A Successful Writer

By on November 28, 2016
Believe In Yourself And Become A Successful Writer - Writer's

Writers often struggle with having confidence in their abilities. No one wants to come across as arrogant after all! We spend our lives reading other people’s work - people who have achieved what we dream to achieve, and it is hard not to compare ourselves and feel disheartened.

However, having confidence in yourself as a writer and actually believing that you can make it too, is the only way you will ever achieve any success. There is a difference between being your own biggest supporter, for rooting for yourself, for picking yourself for your team and being over-confident, arrogant and blind to your own shortcomings and flaws. While you might have days where it is hard to believe you will ever get anywhere, if you do choose to, you will be more likely to succeed. Here are just some of the things that writers with self-belief are more likely to do:

Ask people’s advice

If you believe in your writing, you will be more willing to share it, and if you can share it with others you will be able to receive useful feedback that will help you improve your writing and make it even better!

Accept criticism better

If you do receive constructive criticism, you won’t just fall apart or react badly. You’ll be able to see it for what it is - constructive. You’ll have the confidence to know when to take on board what someone else has said and when to ‘agree to disagree'. Remember not everyone will have the same opinions about your work.

Have enough confidence to send their work to publishers

If you believe in yourself, then you will bite the bullet and do something about it. Feeling positive about the idea of getting published is important. Sending your book to publishers and agents can be nerve-racking, but if you don’t do it, you’ll never know!

Be better equipped to manage rejection

Authors who believe in themselves know that every writer at some point in their career will get rejected, and just because they do, it doesn’t mark the end of their careers! Being rejected is all part and parcel of being a writer - those that succeed simply pick themselves up, brush themselves off and try again.

Have the confidence to self-publish

Self-publishing is a huge industry, and many authors have made great success selling their books and making a name for themselves this way. To self-publish your book, you need the self-belief that you can do it, and could potentially end up on your way to a lucrative and rewarding career.

Never give up

Believing in yourself means never giving up on your dream! So many writers only find success after years of trying - if you truly believe you have what it takes to make it you’ll keep persevering, and will, therefore, be so much more likely to make it happen.

So are you ready to start believing in yourself? We think it is time that you did! If you do, you never know what could happen!

Bethany Cadman -author of 'Doctor Vanilla's Sunflowers'

Bethany Cadman -author of 'Doctor Vanilla's Sunflowers'

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