The writing world is filled with land mines—lies that, when you step on them, blow you right off your creative feet.
I’ve stepped on all of these in my writing career, and every author-friend I know has set them off, too. That tells me they’re pretty common.
Lies Writers Struggle With
I want to help arm you against these painful, dangerous explosions, so I present to you seven lies that writers believe—and the truths that can help you get back on your feet.
Fair warning: this will be a very quote-heavy article. Why? Because I don’t want you to just take my word for it. I want you to see that all creative minds have to navigate these mines—including the best authors in the world.
Lie #1: If you haven’t made it/gotten an agent/become famous by now, you…
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