Common Doubts Writers Have

common doubts writers have

Recently, I wrote about kicking writers’ doubts in the bum. I hope that it helped those of you who are experiencing some sort of crisis in your freelance writing career.  Source Today, it occurred to me that it would be even more helpful to identify some specific doubts that may plague writers. Based on experience, here are some common doubts writers have. I might not meet the client’s requirements. This applies when you’re doubtful about applying for a job. Sometimes you may see a freelance writing job ad that you think is a great fit for you, but you are [Read more…]

Writers, Kick Self-Doubt in the Bum!

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Everyone experiences self-doubt now and then. It’s part of being human, and writers are not exempt from this. In fact, I would go as far as to say that writers probably experience self-doubt more than other people. This is because we create things by transforming abstract ideas into concrete, readable words; and this makes us prone to criticism – whether constructive or not. Source Self-doubt may kick in in different situations: you have a new client; your existing client has a different type of material he wants written; you’re working on a topic you haven’t worked on before; or you [Read more…]

Do You Have a Case of “Freelance Writer Isolation”?

freelance writer isolation

I could be wrong, but I think that many freelance writers – especially those who work mainly from home – are more introverted than extroverted. At the risk of stereotyping, many of us prefer to stay indoors, read books, browse the Internet, and watch (good) TV shows or movies/documentaries. Source That’s exactly what my personal preferences are, and when I do go out (and actually look forward to doing so), it’s to go grocery shopping and maybe sit down for a while at the coffee shop around the corner. In short, I barely socialize with “real” people in “real” life. [Read more…]

The Power of a Nap

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I’ve come to realize that the freelance writing lifestyle is not as healthy as one would like to think so. Sure, you avoid the pollution by having to commute to work every day. You also avoid the stress of having to deal with irritating co-workers face to face (although that is easily replaced by other stress factors at home). Image source On the other hand, even the most introverted person needs some social interaction. Staying within the boundaries of your home is not healthy, too. That’s why I mentioned before that it’s good to occasionally work outside. However, there are [Read more…]

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