Some Advice to Help You Pull Through When the Doubt Creeps In

8 “Rules” For Coping With Your Writing Insecurities

1. Don’t compare your work to that of others’

“The only kind of writing is rewriting.” — Ernest Hemingway

2. Get inspired, not jealous

“If something is difficult for you to accomplish, do not then think it impossible for any human being; rather, if it is humanly possible and corresponds to human nature, know that it is attainable by you as well.”

3. Learn from everyone, steal from the best

“What has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again
there is nothing new under the sun.” — Ecclesiastes 1:9

4. Do what you love just for the sake of doing it

“For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one’s surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. — Viktor Frankl

5. Be authentic, be consistent, be patient

6. Useful quality content will pay back in the end

7. Don’t agonise over the perfect form

You can’t write and edit at the same time.

8. One thing at a time

Think. Create. Inspire.

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