Posts tagged self doubt
THE VALUE OF TIME SPENT ON CREATIVE PASSION PROJECTS.

When it comes to committing to a big writing project like a novel or book, I totally understand that feeling of resistance that pops up for lots of us. Doubt and fear play a role, definitely, but one of the more surprising obstacles can be a sense of guilt. How can we overcome this guilt and seek out a mindset which acknowledges the value in nurturing our creativity?

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WHY YOUR CREATIVITY DOESN'T HAVE TO LOOK LIKE ANYONE ELSE'S.

I didn't start writing fiction until I was twenty two. In fact, I hated creative writing throughout school (vastly preferring the literature of others to anything I could create) - but this doesn't make me any less of a writer now. Looking back, I can recognise my dislike of creative writing then for what it really was - the fear of others (even a teacher!) reading something deeply personal to me…  

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HOW TO GIVE ADVICE WHEN YOU DON'T FEEL LIKE AN EXPERT.

As a quiet person, I don't really believe in saying something for the sake of talking, and the same can be true of the way I feel about blogging and the other content I create. It's important to me to offer something of use, of value - whether that's in inspiration or encouragement, or yes, even advice - in this noisy online world. 

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DO YOU KEEP YOUR CREATIVITY A SECRET?

It can sometimes be incredibly difficult to open up about our creative hopes and dreams. However, we're often much happier to share our creativity in the online world than we are face to face. 

We lie about our weekends; hide the blog we've been pouring our free time into; live in fear that our colleagues or old school friends will find our creative instagram account.

But what is it that makes us close up around the people we see every day, and how can we start to be more open about who we really are? 

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