Do you have a fear of writing? If so, don’t worry. In this lesson of Blogging for Beginners, we are going to teach you how to face your writing fears and conquer them.
Note: This book is out in Amazon and you can purchase the full version on Kindle right now if you want. I will update this series on the first of every month, so be sure to check back for more.
Also, read the previous post on having a company blog if that interests you. Let’s proceed with the next lesson.
“Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enrich your own life, as well. It’s about getting up, getting well, and getting over. Getting happy, okay? Getting happy.” – Stephen King
Step 1 – Conquering your Writing Fears
The following are the top 6 excuses for not blogging. What’s your excuse?
- I am very busy.
- I am not fluent in English.
- I am just an average writer.
- Nobody wants to read what I write.
- What should I write about?
- I am afraid of what others will think and say.
5 Professional Writing Fears you have to overcome – David Sanford
- The fear of silence
- The fear of sharing
- The fear of selling
- The twin fears of rejection and failure
- The fear of success
6 Tips to Conquer Your Writing Fears
1. Talk about it and read aloud
Talk to a friend or to yourself. Read aloud a piece of written text to get the ideas flowing.
2. Get a writing buddy
Request a friend to help you out with reviews and writing suggestions.
3. Break the post into small chunks
Use the idea of the cheat-sheet that politicians use to deliver a long speech.
4. Find a strong reason to write. Haters will hate
Some folks are not of the appreciative kind. Forget those losers and get on with your writing life. If you don’t have a strong reason to write, you never will.
5. You are a writer, not an author
Don’t put too much pressure on yourself. You have just started as a writer. The grand status of the author comes after publishing a book!
6. Note it down right away!
Our busy lifestyle and the noise around us make it difficult to remember everything. You will quickly run out of ideas and forget where you stored that nugget of information. Be organized in your thought and actions.
When it comes to your fears, you have two options: Forget Everything And Run, or Face Everything And Rise. It is up to you to decide what you are going to do. Know that fear is nothing but False Evidence Appearing Real. Don’t let your writing fears win. Start writing today.
Update: Lesson 5 is now up.