The Single Worst Thing Any Writer Could Do (If You’re Serious About Success)

In my last article, The 3 Biggest Self-Sabotage Traps for Writers, I talked about some of the most damaging mindsets for writers, and how when we adopt these mindsets and use them as “writing goals” we always end up defeated in the end. However, there is another, much worse, approach that writers can take in the attempt to become a successful writer.

And sadly, I see writers do it all the time.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginning writer, or have been writing for many years, if you do this one thing, your writing life is sure to fail. You will feel blocked, empty, stuck, and hopeless about your writing. The one thing—that’s the worst thing you could do—is this:

Pressurize your writing.

What do I mean by “pressurize”? I talk about it in detail in the video below:

I’m teaching a new online class called Write Now, and it’s designed specifically for introvert writers who are struggling with their writing. We’re going to be covering:

How to start writing
How to finish things
How to work with characters in fiction
How to develop nonfiction projects (including memoir)
How to decide on publishing


How to find a writing community that feels safe and supportive to you throughout the entire journey.

If this sounds like something you need right now, sign up for my email list HERE to get the announcement when I open registration in just a couple days, and you can send any questions my way here. After I open registration, you’ll only have 5 days to sign up for the class, because we’re getting started the first week of October, so make sure you don’t miss it!

See you soon. 🙂

Lauren Sapala is the author of The INFJ Writer and The INFJ Revolution. She is also currently offering a free copy of her book on creative marketing for INFJ and INFP writers to anyone who signs up for her newsletter. SIGN UP HERE to get your free copy of Firefly Magic: Heart Powered Marketing for Highly Sensitive Writers.

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