5 Things the Inner Critic Says About Our Writing and Why It’s Absolutely Right

You’re writing. Your fingers can’t keep up with the words floating around your mind. Then, without warning, the Inner Critic crawls onto your shoulder. It whispers its dishonest remarks in your ear. Your fingers freeze with the realization that the Critic is right. You can’t write another word.

So, you scroll back through the words you wrote earlier. The Critic goes to work, and repeats its insults. You think. You agree with the critic again. Now, writing seems like a chore. You slink away from your keyboard, and hang your head like a scolded dog. You feel like one.

Does that little tale sound familiar? Chances are, it does. And that’s a shame. In this post, I’m going to talk about ten things the Inner Critic tells us, and why it’s right.

You've heard your Inner Critic bashing your writing from Day One. And you're probably sick of it. But, have you ever wondered if the Inner Critic was actually RIGHT, about some things? Chances are, it is. Check out this post on Writing Abby for some tips, tricks, and help for when the Inner Critic starts its trolling. 5 Things the Inner Critic Says About Our Writing and Why It's Absolutely Right // Writing Abby

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How to Be a Writer: Are You a Plotter or a Pantser? + Writing Resources

Are you a plotter or a pantser? Do you have any idea what those two terms mean? If you don't check out this post on Writing Abby for the details AND some writing resources that compliment your writing process. How to be a Writer: Are You a Plotter or a Pantser? // Writing AbbyA while back, I mentioned in the first post of the How to Be a Writer series, about “plotters” and “pantsers”. Today, I’d like to go into more detail about those two terms. They’re pretty important words in the writing world, because they explain in a single word what your writing process is. Once you discover your writing process, the writing life becomes much easier.

(If you already know if you’re a plotter or pantser, skip these sections to get some serious writing resources.)

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