Some great ideas on how to quell our inner critic, which is important to anyone who wants to keep evolving their writing.
Originally posted on Leila Gaskin - author:
Here’s a question for you all. How do you deal with moments of crippling doubt about your writing?
I am blessed to be surrounded with people who are amazing writers. Their writing is filled with beautiful words and precise wit (I’d name names, but then I’d leave someone out and, well, …). I admire them all immensely and can call many of them friends.
Then I get to my own projects and find myself comparing their work to mine. Which is silly – I know that. BUT, that evil inner censor in my brainpan, in my mother’s voice (sorry Mom), demands to know why I think I can possibly have anything to contribute.
I know, it’s amazing how the inner critic can hit every insecurity I have and make me want to curl up in a quivering ball of neurosis.
I’m putting a bounty out on my inner critic.
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