Words from the otherworld: For when you feel like giving up writing.



This blog came out of two things firstly; lately I have noticed a lot of negativity in the particular corner of the literary world I inhabit. Secondly, this blog also comes from a conversation with a friend the other day who was feeling down about her writing. She didn’t feel like writing, she didn’t feel like her story was important, she didn’t feel like she was good enough to write it, she didn’t feel like anyone would want to read her work and that she was writing more than ‘living’. As such, it may sound a tad evangelical.

Self doubt and exhaustion are two constant and major issues for writers and so I just wanted to write a little bit about them and how I deal with them.


First off, it is okay, in fact it is normal to love writing but sometimes not feel like doing it. All forms…

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