Too Scared to Call Yourself a Writer? This Is How You Get Over It.

If you’re a writer who struggles with writing, then you know that one of the biggest challenges you face is calling yourself a writer. Writers who suffer from severe procrastination, fear and self-doubt, or who are just in a place in life where the writing is not really happening, run into this obstacle all the time.

You know you’re a writer deep within your soul. You know that writing does something for you that nothing else can, and when you do actually sit down and write, or finish something, you feel fantastic. But it’s the sitting down and doing it that is such a problem for you.

If this is you, then you know that feeling of imposter syndrome. That fear that you’re nothing but a fraud, because you want to say you’re a writer—you know that you ARE a writer—but it feels like you can’t back that up with anything if you’re not actually writing.

This was me, many years ago. There was nothing I wanted more in the world than to write, but I just couldn’t do it. And then I found the key that changed everything for me, AND that got me through writing my very first book, start to finish.

I talk about this magic method that helped me in the video below:

If you’re a writer who’s not writing very much (or at all), and you’ve tried everything you know to get yourself to write without success, then my new November writing program is just what you need. It’s called Writer for Real and it’s not a traditional class. Instead, it’s four weeks of regular silent writing sessions over Zoom.

We’ll be meeting three days a week, for one hour, to come together and write silently. And I can promise you, if you show up at least once a week, it WILL work and it WILL get you writing again. I know because it worked for me and it’s worked for dozens of my students and clients who thought nothing could ever get them writing again.

Be sure to sign up for my email list HERE to get all the updates and announcements about the program. I’ll be opening up registration (and the Facebook group) later this week. Don’t miss it!

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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