When was the last time inspiration hit you? When was the last time you were in the flow state with your writing? For many writers, the answer to both of these questions is either, “a long time ago,” or, “I can’t even remember.” Although all of us strive to tune into our creativity and enjoy the writing process, sadly, this is a reality for very few of us.
What most writers don’t know is that there is always something specific blocking our creativity. Usually, we’re asking ourselves one particular question that not only interrupts our flow, but disconnects us entirely from the creative process. This is when we end up in a situation where we’re reacting to the creative process out of anxiety, instead of responding to our own creativity in the present moment.
And the more anxiety you’re feeling, the less able you are to flow with your writing.
Once you become aware of how this one question triggers your anxiety, you can then take steps to shift into a place where you’re feeling confident in yourself as a writer. The more self-confidence you feel, the better you’re able to be in flow, and the more fun writing is, overall.
I talk more about this in the video below:
I’m teaching a new class starting January 10 called Finding Your Writing Voice, and we’re going to be talking about this topic, and so much more.
We’ll also be learning:
How to deal with fear and self-doubt during the writing process.
How to move past imposter syndrome.
How to gain the confidence to share your writing with the world.
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Registration for this class opens on Saturday, January 6. I’d love to see you there!
Lauren Sapala is the author of Writing on the Intuitive Side of the Brain, The INFJ Writer, The INFJ Revolution, and the creator of Energy and Intuition for INFJs, an online course for INFJs on intuition, relationships, creativity, and more. She is also currently offering a free copy of her book Firefly Magic: Heart Powered Marketing for Highly Sensitive Writers to anyone who signs up for her newsletter. SIGN UP HERE to get your free copy.