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Writer Fears, How to Overcome Them

by C.W. WRITING WORKS about a month ago in how to

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Writer Fears, How to Overcome Them

Today’s article is about "Writer Fears and How to Overcome Them". What are writer fears?

Writer fears are fears that writers get when they feel they aren't being successful, or they feel they aren't good enough at writing, or simply because of rejection, failure, or being criticized. This happens quite often and is one of the main reasons why writers quit writing.

Writer fears are tough to get through in the writing world especially when we’re new at and still learning and there’s a lot of rejection and people being overly critical over your work, yes some will love it, some will hate it, some will say it’s good but needs some work, or they will tell you your grammar sucks.

When you’re a writer you either learn to toughen your skin and go with the flow and take that critique that was given and you use in your writing to become better and you apply yourself or there some writers who can take rejection, or constructive criticism and will quit writing on the spot.

How do we overcome these fears? It's easy never give up, always push through, and see things out. Writing can be hard at times and often can disc I have had my own experiences with rejection more than once and I came to the point of giving up and I even took a break from writing (but didn't quit).

Writing can be tough and will be at times but there are ways of making easier on yourself so practice ten minutes or more writing, practice writing a short story, or article, or poem, or even a book. Practicing will help you become a better writer.

When you get rejected or you get bad criticism on your writing don’t let it bring you down to the point where you quit, because if you do that then you might miss out on something totally amazing, like a really good writing opportunity.

Make sure you proofread, edit, and revise your work as often as you can especially before posting it anywhere, use Grammarly, or Microsoft Word, or whatever you like to use to check for grammar and other mistakes.

Another good way to push through writer fears is try not to let fear rule your brain and take over, fear is such a big thing in writing, but it’s to overcome when we try not to think so much about and thinking too much about writing can lead to writers block which can affect our writing. Never let fear rule you or your writing. Always write with heart, love, passion, dedication, and you can pursue anything. Writing takes time and dedication.

I went back to the companies I was rejected from and tried again now after doing well with one of my companies I joined I ran into a few hiccups after joining the site and now it’s not working, and I got discouraged but I'm still trying.

I even went back to the site I was rejected from and now I write articles for that site. My point is I picked myself up and I wrote a book, now I'm working a second project, plus maybe another book or two. I decided then and there I won't let my fears stop me from doing what I love most, and you shouldn't either. Get out there, share your writing!

So, in inclusion writing doesn’t have to be scary at all, don’t let fear get the better of you and your writing. Write with all you got, push through the fears, and keep on moving You got this!

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