Welcome, Writer: Your Permission Slip Is Here

For those who want to be writers – either thinking about it, or, already doing it but doubting themselves 😎

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This piece is excerpted from Stop Worrying; Start Writing: How To Overcome Fear, Self-Doubt and Procrastination by Sarah Painter


You Can Do This

I am going to give you a permission slip. It reads: ‘You are a writer.’

So many of us are waiting to be ‘allowed’ to call ourselves writers or to put pen to paper. If we already write, we are waiting to be ‘proper writers’ or to be good enough to enter competitions or submit to agents or join that fancy writing class. I’m going to cut through all of that right here, right now.

You are allowed.

You are worthy.

You are a writer.

There is no special gated community where everything is easy and the money pours from the sky and the floor is littered with awards and film deals.

There is no place at which you feel you have ‘made it’.

There is no…

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