As a fairly unknown author (don’t worry, I will make it big – no way I’m pulling out of my life dream), I often sit with questions and doubts… If you write, you will know them intimately.
- This belief that my writing is gold coupled with crippling self-doubt, do other writers suffer from this?
- Getting feedback on my stories kills my spirit, do I really suck that much?
- Getting feedback like “I liked it” is nice, but it means nothing to me…how do I get feedback that actually means something?
- How on earth am I supposed to get around to writing if I have a 9-5 job/kids/household chores/friends?
- How do I get people to give me feedback on stories? I mean, they know it’s not ready for publishing and they don’t feel like reading it. How do I convince them?
- People look at me like I’m a bum because I choose to write and be poor for now. How do I deal with the constant judgment?
There are many more. They haunt me everywhere I go.
Luckily, I have found like-minded people. One of these is Richard T. Wheeler, an absolutely invaluable asset to my writer self. Richard has a passion for fellow writers. He loves helping writers find their way. He loves sharing what he has learned in his relentless quest to learn the three big things in writing: craft, organisation and marketing.
I highly recommend checking out his website for fiction writers: Dauntless Writing. He’s adding content as often as he can and it’s all about the stuff independent writers need and want to know.