Be The Writer You Know You Can Be

By on March 26, 2017
Be The Writer You Know You Can Be - Writer's

Let’s face it, when it comes to writing most of us could do more! It’s all well and good coming up with excuses not to write, or why we aren’t making it a priority - but imagine if we did? Imagine if we spent all that time procrastinating actually writing, all that time doubting ourselves being positive and proactive? What a different it would make!

Be the writer you know you can be by doing the following things:

Take risks

Writing is all about experimenting. Don’t let yourself get into a writing slump, try different styles, genres and methods of writing. Be weird. Let your imagination run wild. Try things no one else has. The beauty of writing is there is no right or wrong way to do it so try anything and everything to see what works for you.

Believe in yourself

Writing is never going to be as wonderful and exciting and fulfilling as it can be if you keep being so hard on yourself all the time. Silence your inner critic, believe in yourself and your writing, have confidence. If you can’t even convince yourself you’ve got talent, why should anyone else believe you?

Be Disciplined

Write down your goals and stick to them. Wake up half an hour earlier and get in some more writing time. Stop procrastinating. The best and most productive writers are the ones who have self-discipline. Be strict with yourself. You’ll soon get into a writing routine and then you’ll be unstoppable!

Learn from your mistakes

Every writer makes mistakes and the more we write the more we’ll make. But making mistakes doesn’t matter as long as we can learn from them. Every time you finish writing something and before you write the next think about what went well and what went badly, and see how you can prevent yourself from making the same mistakes again.

Never give up

If you love writing, don’t ever stop. Always make time for it in your life and you’ll always feel grateful that you do.

Being the writer you know you can be is really about letting go of the things that are holding you back and being determined to persevere no matter what. If you can do that then you’ll keep writing, keep enjoying it and keep  learning from it too.

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

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

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