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Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway
Feeling the fear can be paralyzing, preventing you from achieving your goals. Writing is a skill that can be learned and improved with practice. However, many people are afraid to write because they are afraid of being judged, of failing, or of not being good enough.
If you are afraid of writing, it is important to remember that you are not alone. Many writers have faced this fear, and they have overcome it. In fact, some of the most successful writers in the world have admitted to being afraid of writing.
How Do You Face The Fear Of Writing?
- Start small. Don’t try to write a novel right away. Start with something easier, like a short story or a poem. This will help you to build your confidence and to get used to the feeling of writing.
- Set realistic goals. Don’t expect to be a great author overnight. It takes time and practice to improve your writing skills. Set realistic goals for yourself, such as writing for 30 minutes each day or producing 500 words per week.
- Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Everyone struggles when they write. The important thing is to keep writing. Don’t let the fear of being imperfect prevent you from starting or finishing your writing.
- Get feedback from others. Once you have written something, ask someone else to read it and critique your work. This can be a friend, family member, teacher, or writing group. Feedback can help you to identify areas where your writing can be improved.
- Don’t give up. The most important thing is to stay the course. Keep writing, even if you are afraid. The more you write, the more confident you will become.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
This book is about a shepherd boy who travels from Spain to Egypt in search of treasure. Coelho was afraid of writing this book, but he eventually overcame his fear and wrote it. The Alchemist is now one of the best-selling books in the world.
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
This book is about Gilbert’s journey of self-discovery after her divorce. Gilbert, too, was afraid of writing this book, but she wrote it anyway. Eat, Pray, Love is now a New York Times bestseller and has been adapted into a movie.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
This book is about the difficult lives of household maids in Jackson, Mississippi, during the Civil Rights Movement. Stockett was afraid of writing this book, but she eventually overcame her fear and wrote it. The Help is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and has been adapted into a movie.
These are just a few examples of published books by authors who have faced their fear of writing. If these authors can overcome their fear of writing, so can you. What are you waiting for? Start writing today!
Facing your fear of writing is not easy, but it is absolutely possible. By following these tips, you can overcome your own fear and start writing. Remember, everyone struggles when they write. The important thing is to learn from your mistakes and to keep moving forward. Don’t let the fear of writing prevent you from sharing your stories with the world. Feel the fear and do it anyway.
Everyone has a story to tell.