Tag Archives: positive mental attitude

Do you think your #writing isn’t good enough? Dealing with your fears – Part 3

While it is definitely advisable to achieve a fair degree of knowledge of writing and publishing before you go ahead, if you are a writer who NEVER feels like your work is either good enough, or ready enough, then I advocate taking Hugh Laurie’s advice. There are so many ways you can self-sabotage your writing career, and […]

Do you think your #writing isn’t good enough? Dealing with your fears – Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, which you can find here, I talked about the concept of POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE, a phrase much used in my normal working field of sports coaching, and how it can also be applied to writers to help overcome performance fears – in this case, performance as a writer, and as […]

Do you think your #writing isn’t good enough? Dealing with your fears (Part 1)

I just finished reading an issue of the UK writer’s magazine, Mslexia, a publication for women by women, in which a poll revealed that the vast majority of women writers do not submit work for publication due to fear – fear of rejection, or fear that their work is not good enough. Now I don’t know what […]

5 Ways to Achieve Writing Self-Confidence

  I touched a little on confidence towards the end of my last post. It occurred to me then, that here was a cross-over between my writing life and my profession. For my day job, I am a sports professional: competition dressage rider and trainer to be precise. Take a look at my website if […]