As long as you keep going, you’ll keep getting better. And as you get better, you gain more confidence. That alone is success. ~Tamara Taylor


     It’s a new year and a time when most of us set new intentions for the things we’ve said we wanted to accomplish or begin and haven’t in the past. If writing was one of them, you might as well give it a try. You might find you’re good at it or if not, at least you’ll eliminate it from your list and get on with something else. You have everything to gain from giving it a go and nothing to lose.
     Finding your unique writing style and having the confidence to express it can be a transformative journey. Whether you’re a seasoned writer or someone just starting to explore the literary realm of creativity, embracing your desire, and gaining confidence in your writing can lead to fulfilling self-discovery and meaningful expression.
The first step towards confident writing is choosing a subject that ignites your passion. What stories do you want to tell? What lessons might you want to impart? Reflection on these questions helps you uncover the essence of your writing desires. It might be fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or any other form of expression that resonates with your inner self.  
      One of the biggest obstacles to confident writing is self-doubt. The inner critic often questions whether your writing is good enough or if others will appreciate it. Remember, every writer faces self-doubt at some point. Instead of letting it stop you, see it as a natural part of the creative process.

Tips to propel you toward success. 

        Setting achievable goals is crucial for building confidence. Break down your writing aspirations into smaller, manageable tasks. Completing these milestones boosts your confidence and motivates you to keep going.


       If you’re questioning what to write, experimenting with different writing styles and genres can be liberating and stimulate your creative muse. It not only broadens your horizons but also helps you discover where your true passion lies.

        Surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals can be a game-changer. Join writing groups, attend workshops, or engage in online communities. Sharing your work and receiving constructive feedback not only enhances your skills but also provides the support needed to build confidence.

        Perfectionism can be paralyzing. Accept that your writing will evolve with time, and not every piece has to be flawless. Embracing imperfection allows you to focus on the joy of creating rather than the fear of falling short. This is where creativity begins. Like a curious child, enjoy the process. The results will follow.

        Consistency is key to building confidence. Set aside dedicated time for writing each day or week. Establishing a routine helps make writing a habit, reinforcing your commitment to your craft. Make an appointment with your muse by creating a time for writing on your calendar,

        Take a moment to acknowledge and celebrate your accomplishments, no matter how small. Whether it’s completing a chapter, receiving positive feedback, or overcoming a creative block, these achievements contribute to your growth as a writer.

     Following your writing desires and having the confidence to express yourself is a journey of self-discovery, personal growth, and a fabulous way to express your creativity. It’s about embracing the uniqueness of your voice and trusting in the power of your words. As you open to this creative adventure, remember that the most authentic and compelling stories come from those who dare to follow their desires and share their unique perspectives with the world.




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Jasmyne Consulting - 30 year’s experience - Creative Book Writing Coach/Editor for Memoirs and Novels, helping clients overcome writer’s block to successfully complete and publish their work. She helps writers at all levels including ESL clients. Freelance writing for resumes, proposals business and query letters, blogs, brochures, websites.

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