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3 Things to Remember When Your Confidence Fails You – The Anxious Author

Imposter syndrome is a real b****. For Anxious Authors, it's always there, sometimes dormant and waiting for the right moment. Sometimes it's up in your face as you're trying to write, making you doubt every word you type (or scribble). But from time to time, imposter syndrome has the power to incapacitate us completely. Three… Continue reading 3 Things to Remember When Your Confidence Fails You – The Anxious Author

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3 Pieces of Equipment All Anxious Authors Need

Creativity comes with a price and it's usually suffering. They say the best works of art, whether it's paintings or novels, are the consequence of a tortured mind. I don't know how much I agree with this, but I do feel that there is an element of truth to it. Sometimes, that degree of suffering… Continue reading 3 Pieces of Equipment All Anxious Authors Need

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3 Exercises to Crush Your Writing Rut – The Anxious Author

Writing ruts? Don't you mean writer's block? Nope, not this time. My luck as an Anxious Author extends to never having suffered writer's block before and as such, I'm woefully under-qualified to discuss it. As far as I'm concerned, there's a big difference between writer's block and a writing rut and here's how: Writer's block… Continue reading 3 Exercises to Crush Your Writing Rut – The Anxious Author

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3 Ways to Stay Imaginative in Lock-Down – The Anxious Author

New experiences are what get our Anxious Author brains buzzing. As well as being big readers, us Anxious Authors have a tendency to enjoy experiences over material things. That rush of adrenaline we get from seeing something amazing for the first time sets the cogs turning for a new story. No matter how many stories… Continue reading 3 Ways to Stay Imaginative in Lock-Down – The Anxious Author

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3 Alcoholic Drinks to Take The Edge Off – The Anxious Author

Now listen here, drunkards. Alcohol is not the answer to our problems! But by gum, it helps sometimes. When life piles up, there's little more we can do than slog through it. Unless...no, we couldn't possibly. It's only 9am, our neighbours might think we're alcoholics. Abandon your shame, my friends. This is a special occasion.… Continue reading 3 Alcoholic Drinks to Take The Edge Off – The Anxious Author