How to Create an Internal Mindset Conducive to Writing | Jane Friedman

There are two mental settings that are particularly relevant for writers:

  • Fixed or growth mindset
  • Abundance or scarcity mindset

Jane makes a very important point on her post. If we are constantly learning and growing, so will our talent and creativity. We shouldn’t worry about tapping out. We also shouldn’t assume that just because something has been done already, it wouldn’t be worth our time telling a story with our own voice. Our perspective is unique and that’s what makes people want to read your ish: your personal style. Being too critical and wondering what the next guy is doing will only stunt your creativity. That’s why mindset is important. 

Too often we second guess ourselves and our work, but our individual work is all that we can produce honestly. Don’t second guess yourself, improve yourself and find out what you need to do to make yourself stand out.

Write every day and you’ll find your way.

– B. Brown

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  1. Thanks so, so much for sharing your wisdom. I feel so much better about my latest writing woes now. Your blog beautifully balances your own wonderful writing with words and pictures from other artists!

    1. thank you so much for your encouraging words! its so hard to get into the right mindset when theres so many things going on. it takes practice. we’ll get there though 🙂

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