“To gain your own voice, you have to forget about having it heard.”
-Allen Ginsberg, WD
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What do you think about when you sit down to write? 
Are you able to immerse yourself into your characters and your story?
Or are you distracted by your goals and limiting thoughts and beliefs?
Because confidence is such an issue for writers (we all struggle with it from time to time), I’m giving a workshop at the Crested Butte Writer’s Workshop next weekend. You can check out the conference and the workshop here. 
In the meantime check out this week’s confidence post…

What’s the fundamental difference between having confidence and not having it? It’s mindset, right? Whether or not you feel confident has everything to do with how you think and what you believe about your writing skills and about yourself as a person.

Now before we dive into this too deeply, it’s important to realize that you’re not alone. Every single person in this world, and certainly every single writer, experiences fear, doubt, and what’s called limiting beliefs. I’m just certain that Nora Roberts and Stephen King both have moments of doubt.

Now the doubts that they experience and what gets them through may be slightly different but the point is that fear and doubt are human – they’re emotions. And the great thing about emotions is that you’re in control of them. Once you realize this and fully embrace it, the rest is just a matter of practice. Read more

And if you’re looking for a little inspiration, this week’s Story Starter has your heroine looking back on her past and making changes. http://makealivingwritingromance.com/story-starter-sunday-the-reflection

Happy writing!