Tag Archives: fear

EFT for Authors – Not Original Enough

I’m seeing this time and again. It crops up in author forums, in FB groups, even in some writing advice books. And I can see it driving authors to despair. My story isn’t original enough! It’s basically an expression of … Continue reading

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Procrastination – Fear of Success

At first glance, this sounds rather weird. Why would people be afraid of success when all we want is to be successful? It’s because of our wild imagination. We need it for our creative endeavors, but it can also trip … Continue reading

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Procrastination – Fear of being Judged

Underneath all those fears that I’ve been talking about in the last few weeks is another, much bigger fear: The fear of being judged. The big issue behind that fear is that being judged means being rejected and getting kicked … Continue reading

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Procrastination – Fear of Mistakes

From this post on, we’re going to look at the reasons behind procrastination, and we’re starting with the obvious: Fear of doing something wrong. Now, rationally, we know that making an error isn’t a big thing, it’s usually a moment … Continue reading

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Procrastination – Introduction

I think you all know this feeling. This feeling of… nah, I’ll do it later. No, not now… later. I’m not in the mood, I’m not inspired, I’m not… whatever. And then we procrastinate. Nah, I’ll do it tomorrow, there’s … Continue reading

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The Publishing Author’s Mindset – Dealing with a Bad Review

It will happen eventually, once your book is available. A bad review will drop, and you will actually read it. And cringe. What happens then totally depends on your mindset. You could go into a death spiral of doubt and … Continue reading

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The Publishing Author’s Mindset – Getting Reviews

Everyone knows we authors need reviews. The more the merrier. And everyone knows they are hard to get. After all, it means that the reader has to take action beyond enjoying that story. And it means we have to ask … Continue reading

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The Publishing Author’s Mindset – Cover Creation

I know. Covers are hard. That’s what we’re being taught, and maybe that’s also backed up by experience with graphics programs. I’ve been there. There’s one graphics program that I could work intuitively. And I still use it from time … Continue reading

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The Publishing Author’s Mindset – Introduction

I’m starting a new blog series on all the blocks and pitfalls of mindset during the process of publishing your book – because it is a central topic destined to create such blocks, fears and nightmares for any author. In … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Special – No Plot! Arghhh!

When NaNoWriMo took off, Chris Baty, who instigated it, wrote a book called “No Plot, No Problem”. In fact, it is lying on my desk right now. Now, most authors fall somewhere on the spectrum that has plotters on one … Continue reading

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