Rx for Dealing with Self-Doubt: A Writer’s Survival Guide


Are you worried that your writing is simply “not good enough”?  I’ve worked with hundreds of authors who second-guessed their own abilities and sometimes let their own fears get the better of them.  In this Master Class we’ll look at how to use self-doubt to energize instead of paralyze you. 

We’ll explore ways to make your worries work for you and overcome the fears that may be blocking your creative process.  Learn the five steps for turning around your self-doubt so you can be the writer you want to be!

  1. Face Self-Doubt Head-on: What is the critic in your head telling you?
  1. Focus on how Fear Can Fuel You: Let self-doubt energize instead of paralyze you
  1. Change Your Inner Vocabulary: “Accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative”
  1. Break Free from Perfection: Embrace imperfection
  1. Remember That Writing Is About Rewriting: “It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish”

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“Mark is the best editor an insecure writer could ever have!”
– Dr. Paula Bloom, co-author of Why Does He Do That? Why Does She Do That?

“Much gratitude goes to my editor, Mark Chimsky, for pushing me to go further at every stage and with every detail, helping me to turn up my “voice,” and lending his astute eye to the aesthetics of [my] book.”
Nava Atlas, author of The Literary Ladies’ Guide to the Writing Life

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