N = Negative Emotions
For many writers, negative emotions are their constant companions. But nothing can cause more toxicity and stifle a writer’s productivity more than harbouring negative emotions. Thus, writers must find a way to eliminate these pests once and for all.
There are many things writers can do to free themselves from such emotions. Here are a few things that successful writers can try.
1. Don’t compare yourself to other writers. There is nothing worse than comparison to dampen your spirits.
2. Know that you’re as good a writer as you can be at this moment. Many writers keep criticizing themselves. But you are great just as you are.
3. Always take workshops and courses to improve. Nothing can boost your self-esteem as a writer than if you know that you are doing as much improving as you can feasibly do.
4. Stay away from negative minded writers. Nothing can wreak havoc with your self-esteem faster than hanging around gloomy writers. Choose positive writers who love writing.
5. Have a support system in place. We all need positive friends, and writers need that more than anyone else.
By avoiding toxic emotions as much as possible, you will be a much more successful and motivated writer.
Irene S. Roth
Author and Editor