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Category: Inspiration

5 Toxic Writing Practices That Might Be Holding You Back

Writing can be lonely (even with the supportive #writingcommunity at your back!) and sometimes we don’t realize when we fall into bad habits that hurt, not help, our writing. If you feel like something’s missing, here are five question to analyze if you have toxic writing practices that might be holding you back from realizing your full potential.

How to Enjoy the Publishing Process

When I started querying my novel, I tried to think of a way to make the inevitable rejection a fun and inspiring part of the journey. Rejection needed to spur me on rather than discourage me, and as with any unpleasant task, a little reward goes a long way.

7 Reasons to Keep Going After Facing Rejection

Expecting rejection isn’t defeatist, it’s understanding the reality of the industry. Literary agents may like your story, but they need to love it; to obsess over your characters and plots; to have an editorial vision for it. Agents can’t (or at least, don’t want to) pitch projects to editors without having a deep-rooted belief in the story.

How to Overcome Writing Anxiety

Writing anxiety can prevent just about anyone from completing work, partaking in class, or even sharing pieces with people. It can be exhausting to deal with, but there are a few tips on how to overcome writing anxiety.