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You Really Want to Be a Writer. So Why Do You Have So Many Problems Actually Writing?

Being a writer is hard work, any writer can tell you that. But what many writers won’t tell you is exactly how deep their writing problems go. There are countless writers out there who deal with constant guilt and shame around the writing process. Either because they’re not writing very much, or they’re not writing at all.

Sometimes these writers can admit they have a bad case of writer’s block, and sometimes they just think they’re bad writers and writing is something they should give up on. Usually, when a writer has gotten to this point, they’ve tried everything. They’ve used different writing plans and schedules, made outlines and lists and writing maps, and they think about writing all the time and how they can conquer their writing problems.

But still, when it comes time to sit down and write, the writer procrastinates. Or, they make themselves sit down but are filled with anxiety and dread. They freeze, get overwhelmed, and then become paralyzed, and another day goes by without any writing being done at all. Continue Reading

Join Us for the Introvert Writer Summit! It’s FREE and Starts March 1…

I have exciting news today!

My good friend Jas Hothi and I have been hard at work for the past few months on organizing the Introvert Writer Summit. It’s an online event bringing together speakers like Joanna Penn, Janet Conner, Charlotte Eriksson, Matt Baer and others to explore writing, creativity, inspiration, getting your work out there, and of course, being an introvert.

The Introvert Writer Summit is a nine-day online event that will re-connect you with your own passion for writing, as well as offer a glimpse into the stories of writers who are successfully making their writing dreams come true.

In this summit, you’ll learn about: Continue Reading

Nonfiction Writing for Highly Sensitive Creatives Workshop Starts Saturday!

A few days ago, I posted about my new workshop coming up this weekend for nonfiction writers (Do You Need Help with Writing a Nonfiction Book? Don’t Miss This Weekend Workshop!) and I heard from so many people that not only are they struggling with writing the book itself, but they’re also nervous and worried about actually getting their book out there into the world once it’s finished.

These messages couldn’t come with more perfect timing, because that’s exactly what we’re going to be focusing on during the second part of my nonfiction workshop: how to launch your book out into the world in a way that is authentic and feels good to you AND also helps your readers find you at the same time.

This is by far one of the most difficult parts of the journey for nonfiction writers. Marketing anything tends to make Highly Sensitive creative people feel uneasy, and when it’s our own book, the fear and stress are only amplified. Continue Reading

Most Introvert Writers Are Doing Social Media All Wrong. Here’s the One Big Thing They’re Missing.

I was on the phone with a client yesterday while we talked about her marketing strategy for her new book. She told me she was on Instagram and posted there regularly, but she found it draining and was also having a bit of anxiety about how present and available she was able to be on the platform. Readers had reached out to her with positive feedback about her book, which was great, but she was feeling the pressure to have conversations with all of them. As an introvert, this was quickly becoming exhausting.

Luckily, I’ve seen this very same problem countless times before with introvert writers on social media. The solution is one quick pivot in mindset about how to approach social media as an introvert author, and that one quick pivot changes everything. Continue Reading

The 3 Biggest Writing Problems for INFJ Writers

All writers have problems with writing at one time or another, but writers who are also of the INFJ personality type tend to have a very specific set of problems when it comes to writing. INFJ writers don’t always link these problems to their personality type, but each one of them is rooted in their temperament as intuitive, emotionally-centered introverts. Once the connection is made, that’s when the INFJ writer can begin to overcome them.

Here are the 3 biggest writing problems an INFJ writer struggles with: Continue Reading