Writing Hack #7 of 33 Writing Hacks for Aspiring Authors Craving to Publish
As writers, we sometimes find ourselves alone with the naked vulnerability of what we writing. This sometimes stimulates a protection mode, whereby we allow our ego to take over. In this situation, writing becomes about what it looks like and sounds like, rather than the essence of the story we intend to share. Writing can become about how famous we might be, book signings, podcasts, and how many books we sell, if the critics like us—or not. We may lose sight of our purpose, our story, and our creativity.
To keep this ugly aspect at bay, before you sit down to write, remind yourself of your purpose, and your inner joy. For those of us who love to write, we write with deep purpose—not with an idea to be noticed or famous. Of course, there is nothing wrong with a goal to become a best-selling author, but to achieve that goal requires an expression of our best creativity.
Writing should ultimately speak to a reader. The reader is in a relationship with you. The author-reader relationship needs to be a give and take. The ideal relationship between author and reader is one of equality. That means, sometimes, dear writer, you just need to “get over yourself!”
Deborah S. Nelson is an aspiring writer who has written and published 22 books to Amazon.com in the past nine years. She has worked inside a publishing house and written at least 400 online and offline articles. She claims she is still an aspiring writer addicted to the thrill of publishing—both your thrill and hers. That thrill is what propelled her into publishing coaching—and keeps her hooked!
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