Answering self-doubt

“If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.”
― Vincent van Gogh
Writers, like painters, are often subject to self-doubt. An itty bitty self-doubt committee sits on your shoulder and whispers in your ear, “Who do you think you are?” Or, “You’re fooling yourself if you think anyone wants to read what you write.”
One way to answer the inner self-put-down-voice is to say, “Thank you for sharing, oh voice from within; now move along. I have writing to do.”
Then write.

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