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    How to Overcome the Fear of Coming Out as a Writer

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    Are you nervous about coming out as a writer?

    Maybe you just want to write for yourself and not share your words with others? It can be scary putting yourself out there.

    I have that fear too - even after writing and publishing hundreds of posts and a range of books. 

    A short while ago, I heard something that totally changed my mind about this. Watch the short video below about the magic words I heard.


    About the author

      Mary Jaksch

      Mary Jaksch is best known for her exceptional training for writers at WritetoDone.com. Grab her latest all new course Blogwriter's Bootcamp 2.0 or a copy of her free report, How to Create an Irresistible Lead Magnet in Less Than 5 Hours. In her “spare” time, Mary’s also the brains behind AlistBlogging.net. and GoodlifeZEN.com, a Zen Master, a mother, and a 5th Degree Black Belt.

    • Shikha says:

      Very motivational post thanks for sharing with us.

    • Mazhar says:

      I have fear about write blogs. I am running a business in India. So, our website needs blogs. But, can’t create blog

    • Amanda says:

      Hello Mary

      I am blogger and I have been writing article as a guest author and for my blog. My writing is not worthy as commenters are reviewing and suggesting me to improve writing.
      I am thinking to start reading books. Is it good idea to improve writing?

      • Hi Amanda, it’s great that you are writing articles as a guest author and for your blog. I think it’s a great idea to improve writing. As a writer, we can always improve.

    • Juliot says:

      Hey Mary,

      you are passionate about writing and I want to be like yours in writing.

    • tiffny says:

      thanks, your suggestions always facinate us.

    • Dom says:

      Thanks for this amazing video!
      I get many things from this. Really very helpful.

    • Aleksandra says:

      You are an inspiration. Thank you for shining to the other side of the planet. Regards from Croatia 😊

      • Mary Jaksch says:

        Thanks for your lovely comment, Aleksandra!

    • Okuto Antony says:

      Hi Mary,

      Lovely video, keep on shining your light!

      I totally relate.

      You know how it feels? Feeling like an outcast, doubting whether you can produce engaging content generating great impressions.

      Yes, I’ve been through it, afraid to come out as a writer fearing my content would turn out whack, be rejected or no one would bother reading it.

      It was like a force was holding me down, the more I practiced, the more the nervousness grew.

      But here’s how things turned around.

      I bought a diary, jotted down my ideas, and asked some of my friends who were great writers to critique. They showered me with compliments, gave me epic ideas and suggestions, greatly boosting my confidence.

      Nowadays, I’m super-excited sharing my ideas with others and like you’ve mentioned, haters may work round the clock to pull me down but It’s still worth giving everything my best shot.

      Looking forward to more of such videos. PS. Off to share it.

      • Mary Jaksch says:

        This is an inspiring story, Okuto. And beautifully written! It’s obvious that you are a talented writer. Keep on shining your light!

        • Okuto Antony says:

          Thanks for the motivation. That’s all we need to constantly rise to the top. Cheers!

          • I’m glad you feel motivated by my video. Thanks for the comment, Okuto!

            • Okuto Antony says:

              Your welcome!

    • Alright, I opened a blog last year but never wrote in it. Yes, totally scarred. Every so often I read blogs are a good approach to getting you work out. I mean actually posting your short stories (500 or more words) or bits of ongoing novel ideas. Your comment less is more step – 2 seems to shoot that down. Do I cancel my blog or take a chance?

      • Mary Jaksch says:

        Absolutely take a chance, Milind! Fear holds us back from discovering new, exciting opportunities. Please be brave and let your light shine!


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