Know Thyself as a Writer

Here are a few common ways that writing productivity problems manifest. Which one(s) ring true for you?

Time and scheduling difficulties * difficulty starting projects * rejecting ideas prematurely * drawing a blank * daydreaming * procrastinating * organizational challenges * no good place to write * perfectionism * excessive editing or rewriting * overworking * binge writing at deadlines * difficulty with stopping * difficulty completing projects * psychosomatic/physical issues * difficulties sharing writing * fear of criticism * traumatic writing experiences in the past * lack of support * isolation, depression * anxiety * other mental health issues * drug/alcohol abuse * fear of success.

It’s important to be specific about the nature of your particular difficulties before embarking on a program of change. Every struggling writer  will overcome the difficulties in their own particular way.

About David Rasch

Author, psychologist, speaker, teacher, consultant, workshop leader
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