Putting away your fear of writing

Being a new writer I realized I suffer from the following fears of writing:

  • I don’t know where to start.
  • What if people don’t like what I write?
  • What if my Characters aren’t believable?
  • I’m really not as talented as other writers I know.
  • Writing seems so easy for them but I struggle.

If you suffer from any of these fears like I do I may have some suggestions to get you past them. You don’t have to know where to start – just start.  Start anywhere.  You can always go back and fix it.  Don’t stop writing.  There are so many articles, books, magazines available which answer any question you may have about writing.  If you feel you aren’t good enough, help build your confidence by taking a class.  You will find there are always beginning writers who are struggling just like you.  By all means join a writing group.  Be around people who have the same aspirations as you.  Not everyone’s talent is the same.  Whether it’s writing, acting, singing there will always be someone better or worse.  When the words you have writen strike an understanding and emotion in a reader you have accomplished the dream of every writer. Give yourself some credit, believe in your abilities and by all mean —- WRITE!!!

Keep writing, Deanne