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Be A Confident Writer: 5 Strategies

Be A Confident Writer: 5 Strategies

Want to be a confident writer? Confidence is a mindset, a mental switch if you like, so any writer can be more confident.

Confidence has real benefits:

  • You believe in yourself, so you’ll write, rather than procrastinate. Confident writers know that once you’ve written something, you can sell it, and there are always multiple ways in which you can do that;
  • You’ll enjoy writing more;
  • You’ll get better ideas: you won’t be afraid to tackle big ideas; and
  • Chances are that you’ll make more money from your writing.

Let’s look at five ways you can become more confident.

1. Make writing the center of your life

Writers are always writing, no matter what else they’re doing.

This is a good thing, because writing takes study, and practice. Writers never stop learning. Not only do you need to learn how to write, you also need to learn about psychology, and business. And a million other things too.

Good writers understand themselves, other people, and life. And they write about what they learn. No matter what happens to them, a small part of their mind is thinking: “how can I use this?”

2. Find writing heroes you can model

What kind of writer do you want to be? Perhaps you want to be a copywriter. Or a novelist. Or a screen writer. Decide what kind of writer you want to be, and find models you can emulate.

3. Commit to enjoyment

Do you enjoy writing? If you don’t enjoy writing, it’s much harder than it needs to be. Discover ways in which you can make writing fun.

For example, let’s say you’re writing series of Internet ads for a copywriting client. You’re not enjoying it. Start a small side project, of writing you do enjoy. You might write a blog, or a short story. While all writing can’t be fun, you should aim to have some part of your writing day devoted to writing you do enjoy.

4. Self-talk your way to success

What you say to yourself matters. If you say: “I can’t finish this project. I have no idea why I started it…” You won’t finish it.

On the other hand, if you say: “I enjoy writing. I will complete this project and publish it”, chances are you’ll do exactly that.

5. Eliminate fears of rejection and failure forever

Why should failure, or success, frighten you? Neither success nor failure will make any difference to what you do each day. You write. Whether you do it in a sumptuous villa in Tuscany, or in a humble shared apartment in the town you grew up in, you write.

Stephen King (or whoever your writing hero happens to be — mine is P.G. Wodehouse) wrote every day. As you do. No matter how many successes or failures you have, they can’t affect your writing, unless you let them.

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Join Fiction Writing Profits: Free Mini-Course

Fiction Writing Profits
Fiction Writing Profits: Join now

Just getting started on your fiction writing career? Fiction Writing Profits will help. It’s for new writers, and established writers who are making the switch to fiction. Each week, we receive messages from writers asking about fiction, and whether they can make it work for them. In other words: is fiction a profitable option for writers?

In a word: YES. It’s by no means a “get rich quick” solution to writing woes. However, it can develop as an additional income stream, because fiction outsells nonfiction 6 to 1 on the Kindle store. That said, some hard-working authors are making hundreds of thousands of dollars each month from their fiction. Who knows: you may be able to turn fiction into a profitable writing career.

What do you receive when you subscribe to Fiction Writing Profits?

You receive a free report, “Short Stories For Fun And Money: Write Short Fiction”, and a free mini-course. You also receive news, tips, and advice. And you receive prelaunch offerings on any fiction writing programs we release going forward.

Is Fiction Writing Profits for you? Only you know that. 🙂 If you know me from my Fab Freelance Writing Blog or from social media, you know that I’ve been helping writers to make money online since around 1998. Here’s why. When I started writing, back when we used typewriters and postal mail, writing help was hard to find. Many editors and publishers helped me. Not only am I paying it forward, I love writing about the changing landscape for writers.

So, since writing fiction is now a viable opportunity for professional writers, I’ve decided to create Fiction Writing Profits. I hope you’ll join us. I also hope that you’ll feel free to ask questions, and share your challenges, as well as  your successes.

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