Writing & Creativity

“Who Am I To Write This?” How To Shake Your Newbie Writer’s Nerves

May 5, 2015

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“Oh boy, do I even have anything worthwhile to say?”

Nobody’s going to want to read this anyway. What’s the point…”

“I have no official credentials or fancy degrees. Who do I think I am to write any of this?”

If you’re human and want to write, produce, or create anything — chances are you’ve battled these kinds of thoughts, too.

Fear and insecurity seem to go hand in hand with creativity and self-expression.

I’ve been publishing my ideas for well over a decade now and I still hear versions of those thoughts every week when I sit down to write my email to you, or when I work on MarieTV.

If the “Who am I to write this?!?” fear has been stopping you from sharing your ideas, today’s MarieTV is for you.

You’ll get some powerful mental reframes and a never-leave-home-without-it writing practice called the LSC method.

Once you’ve given this episode a watch, let me know your answer to this Q:

Does the fear of sounding like a ‘know it all’ ever stop you? Perhaps you get stuck with the ‘who do I think I am?!?’ version?

If you’ve ever wrestled with insecurity about your writing, I’d love to know what practices or tools help you keep creating.

Tell me about your experience in the comments below.

Remember that tens of thousands of souls visit our site to learn, explore and get inspired. Your perspective may be exactly what someone else needs to hear to find the courage to live a more creative and expressive life.

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If you found this episode helpful, please pass this along to your closest colleagues, clients and friends — anyone you think could use some support as they bring their dreams to life.

Thanks so much for making this one of the most supportive and insightful places online.

P.S. If you enjoyed this episode about writing, you should really watch the one I did with my pal, Steven Pressfield about Turning Pro. It’s a must watch!

With so much love and appreciation.


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