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Six Top Tips For Improving Your Writing Confidence


Eager to get creative with your writing, but stumped as to where to start? Don't get held back by your own lack of confidence in your ability to write! Here is a list of simple tips to help improve your writing confidence instantly.

1. Talk about yourself as a professional writer. If you don't believe your writing is worth reading, then there's a big chance that nobody is going to read it. When people ask about your writing, be positive and promote the work that took up so much of your time and effort!

2. Create a portfolio. There's no better way to boost your confidence than seeing all of your writing achievements on paper and watching your list grow.

3. Join a local writers group. Make contacts and friends who understanding your writing life and can often give you good feedback. Even if you don't feel ready to share your work right away, just turn up and contribute in other ways.

4. Celebrate the little achievements as well as the big ones. Of course, you'd celebrate if you got yourself a book deal, or your dream job. But what about the smaller achievements? Whether it is meeting a deadline with a quality piece of work despite being under a lot of stress, getting your first piece of work published, finishing the first draft of a novel, or completing a writing course, these are all achievements too! You don't need to go overboard, but give yourself a pat on the back.

5. Promote yourself online. Creating a writing journal or blog allows you to communicate with your target audience, and get feedback from those you are writing for. Even if you write poems or short stories, create a website to display your work, or enter your pieces into competitions.

6. Don't let rejections get you down. Just because your work was rejected, don't automatically assume it's no good; it may have just been the wrong style. Keep positive, and take on board any feedback you receive.

Above all, believe in yourself - if you don't, then nobody else will either!

Written by Zoe Boundy


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