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Being Kind To Others To Be Kind To Ourselves – The Anxious Author

Anxiety doesn't tend to bring out the worst in us in a way that affects others. We are often people-pleasers, hyper aware of our social interactions and determined, in the shakiest way, to have as little negative impact on others as possible. Usually, we take the brunt of our own anxiety, channelling any negativity it… Continue reading Being Kind To Others To Be Kind To Ourselves – The Anxious Author

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When Fear Stops You Taking Your Next Step – The Anxious Author

Fear in the world of indie publishing is a nearly pointless exercise. Maybe not if our books are our only source of income and sales suddenly tank. Wow, that's a scary thought even as a hypothetical. But for Anxious Authors who are still learning about the industry and building a career, every step comes with… Continue reading When Fear Stops You Taking Your Next Step – The Anxious Author

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3 No-Screen Hobbies For Writers and Authors – The Anxious Authors

Most authors, not just Anxious Authors, are often told that their our writing is just a hobby. Something we do in our spare time alongside our traditional, better paying jobs to give our lives an extra dimension of fulfilment. For hobbyist authors, this sounds pretty accurate. But for those of us trying to make a… Continue reading 3 No-Screen Hobbies For Writers and Authors – The Anxious Authors

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3 Things Every Anxious Author Needs In Their Writing Space – The Anxious Author

Having a good writing space is essential to productivity. Let's face it, writing a book on a crowded train with your neighbour falling asleep on your shoulder is infinitely more difficult than a quiet office with birds tweeting outside. As I've mentioned lately, I'm in the process of moving out of London to a quieter… Continue reading 3 Things Every Anxious Author Needs In Their Writing Space – The Anxious Author

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3 Reasons To Recklessly Use Filler Words in Your First Draft – The Anxious Author

Anxious Authors or not, we all tend to overuse words in our work that don't do our writing justice. Words like so, suddenly and just (which is my personal Achilles heel) end up peppered through our manuscripts far more than we intended. Sometimes we wonder if we actually wrote them at all and if some… Continue reading 3 Reasons To Recklessly Use Filler Words in Your First Draft – The Anxious Author