Entries by Jennifer Blanchard

Do You Fear Not Being Good Enough?

By Jennifer Blanchard Does the thought of not being good enough make you want to puke? Does it cause you to freak  out and worry constantly? Well then, fellow writer, you are experiencing a very common fear of procrastinators: the fear of not being good enough. The fear of not being good enough is the […]

Write is a Verb–An Interview with Author Bill O’Hanlon (Part 1)

Bill O’Hanlon has written or co-written 29 books, including a book for procrastinating writers called Write Is a Verb: Sit Down, Start Writing, No Excuses. O’Hanlon is a Licensed Mental Health Professional, Certified Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He speaks regularly about writing and offers intensive seminars for people who want […]

How To Turn Off Your Inner Editor

By Joe Williams An inner editor is that voice inside your head that seems to pop up whenever you’re writing just to tell you your writing sucks or you need to go back and change that paragraph or rewrite that entire chapter, etc. In actuality, your inner editor is just you. And so what you […]

How To Move Out of Your Writing Comfort Zone

By Devon Ellington  For years, many freelancers have bought into the myth of the need to have a “niche” and “branding.” And many of these same freelancers are struggling in the economy, because they’ve written themselves into boxes where opportunities have dried up. You want to know how to make a living as a writer? […]

Do You Fear Failure?

By Jennifer Blanchard Last week’s post discussed fear of success. Fear of success’ evil twin sister is fear of failure. So what exactly is a fear of failure? A fear of failure is often the most paralyzing of the four main things procrastinators fear. It causes people to avoid the things they want to do […]

Take 60 Seconds and Get Inspired by One Word

By Jennifer Blanchard The best way to become a better writer is to write every single day, no exceptions. Many writers have a difficult time getting started, however, because they just can’t seem to find time or can’t seem to sit down long enough. Do you have one minute a day you can dedicate to […]

How To Write A 250 to 300-Page Novel In 10 Weeks

By Jennifer Blanchard You’ve wanted to write your novel forever–but you just can’t seem to sit down and write. It’s going to take so much time, right? You’re going to have to write during every free hour of your days to get it finished, right? What if you could complete your 250 to 300-page novel […]

Do You Fear Success?

By Jennifer Blanchard The Things Procrastinators Fear post from last week discussed the 4 main things procrastinating writers fear: success failure rejection not being good enough So why do people fear success? “Many people fear success because it tests their limits and makes them vulnerable to new situations,” says Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen, in the article How Fear of Success Works. […]