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How to keep writing when your inner critic screams

…What happens next is that we drop into edit mode, your inner critic takes over and all the creative flow drains away whilst we correct, fiddle, adjust, rearrange, and agonise over word choice. The wonderful creativity has dried up and it can be many minutes before it again comes back on stream…
…However, there is a neat trick that I have learned, one that can fence off your inner critic and stop him/her from jumping in and destroying your creative flow. This trick revolves around two things. The first is;

One Simple Idea to Make Self-Published Books Desirable

 

Have you heard any of these recently? If you have been following links in the Sunday Wash-up, the following statements will not be new.

‘Self published books are all dire.’

‘Self publish books are just vanity exercises.’

‘If you self publish your book it will be the kiss of death when finding an agent or publisher.’

And the list [...]

Alternative thoughts; Best Selling or Best Written

I do love life, it is full of little events that you simply could not plan.

Yesterday I posted Rob Parnell’s classic post Murder your Darlings because it turned up on the day I posted the conflicting view Flabby or Plump; Can You Cut Too Deep, also on the same day I read Joanna Penn’s blog [...]

Flabby or Plump; Can You Cut Too Deep?

What do you do when a master and a leader in the field give you good information that you just cannot accept?

This week I received some conflicting information that has had me pondering on the basic question of ‘am I prepared to write like that?’.

Very early on in the week I read a post by [...]