Writing anxiety, and what to do about it

I found this amazing authors blog with outlines tips for writing with anxiety. Those of you that follow The Bipolar Writer know that social anxiety is a major issue in my life. Please check out this amazing authors blog.

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If you’re a writer, it’s safe to say you’ve probably been there – the need to be productive, but the lack of motivation or ideas to begin. I have a love-hate relationship with writing the first few sentences of anything, especially if I’m itching to get something on paper before quite deciding what. I often find myself staring at blank pages, fumbling with various sentences that just don’t read well enough – as well as battling with my own subconscious (anxiety is a b*tch, ya know), I can quickly burn myself out and self-sabotage to the point of closing my laptop in a slump and being unproductive elsewhere.

So how can we diminish these feelings, despite our anxieties?

The following are tips that help me, but it’s important to find what works for you! What works for one person may not help another.

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4 Replies to “Writing anxiety, and what to do about it”

  1. Very helpful! Thank you for sharing. As a first time writer and someone with anxiety I can really relate to some of your tips. I’m going to check out the book you mention too!

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