10 Writer Affirmations to Bolster Optimism

Kathryn just so happens to be one of my favorite Philadelphia writers! She’s been a big help and inspiration to me, both personally and professionally. And we wore the same dress (but in different colors) to the awards banquet at the Philadelphia Writers Conference this year! So you know she has good taste. 😉

Writers In The Storm Blog

Or… Turning Whine into Gold
by Kathryn Craft

I’d like to thank the team here at Writers in the Storm for letting me blow in with a series on attitude adjustment.

If you think this has nothing to do with becoming an author, you couldn’t be more wrong! From our first words tentatively pressed to the journal page all the way to our most recently published book, writing is an artistic endeavor fraught with anxiety that, if we let it, can have its ugly way with us.

This series seeks nothing less than alchemy: if we accept that negative feelings are part of the artistic process, we can learn to manage them to our advantage.

First, let’s drum up some optimism, shall we? Because optimism can help you get published.

Doubt it? More than thirty years of research in high-rejection endeavors, from athletic competition to life insurance sales, suggests the…

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