In this post I want to address the insecurities many writers face specifically. First, I’m going to rank them by the degree to which they affect me. Then I am going to explain why they are completely valid and unnecessary, and we should all just Stop It right now or else.
Now all you writers out there… why do you do what you do? What makes writing so rewarding? Why do we dedicate so many hours to type words onto a screen that hardly anyone will ever read? If writing is so difficult, as we often lament, what drives us to keep going?
Now let’s break down the least helpful advice, beginning with #5, because it’s important to distinguish between which tips are almost universally reliable, and which tips may inhibit your writing if you take them to heart (this is based on personal experience).