How to Write With Confidence: 10 Superb Articles

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    Do you want to write with confidence?

    Of course you do!

    Even the most successful writer feels self-doubt at one time or another.

    A bad review, a rejection, a hurtful comment—all these have the power to shake your confidence.

    Sometimes, we find ourselves on shaky ground even without any ‘help’ from the outside.

    When the words don’t come together, it can be a challenge to write anything at all.

    And so you stare at the blank page, or trash draft after draft after draft.

    But there are ways to write with confidence.

    In this post, you’ll find 10 of the most compelling articles on how to write with confidence.

    Click on the titles to read the articles listed below.

    1. How to Write With Confidence: The Mental Games We Play

    This article by Gary Korisko has some great advice on how to build a mindset of confidence (and how we can avoid sabotaging ourselves).

    When you tough it out and see your projects through, your confidence will grow. – Gary Korisko

    2. How to Boost Your Writing Confidence

    James Chartrand’s brilliant article provides four ways to make writing effortless and amplify your writing confidence.

    The biggest confidence killer out there: your mental chatter. – James Chartrand

    3. Seven Ways to Build Up Your Writing Confidence

    Lift your writing confidence with these seven strategies. And one of them has nothing to do with writing!

    Keep moving forward, how ever you feel – Ali Luke

    4. 20 Inspiring Quotes to Boost Your Confidence as a Writer

    If you need a confidence booster, check out the beautiful images with inspiring quotes in this  post.

    Your feelings of inadequacy have no bearing on your talent as a writer. 

    5. The One Thing You MUST Be Confident About (Your Writing)

    This article will give you some great tools to overcome your insecurity.

    Guest post contributor Angie Dixon says on The Positive Writer:

    Everyone is insecure, except psychopaths and sociopaths. -Angie Dixon 

    6. Travel Blogging 101: How to Be A Confident Travel Writer

    This article describes how to become a confident travel writer. But the rules apply to all kinds of writing. Blogger Trisha Vellarmino says:

    “I wrote. I created. I expressed.”- [Tweet this]

    7. Writing With Confidence: Six Foolproof Proofreading Tips

    Emma Carey’s article shows you that proofreading is one part of the writing process you simply cannot afford to ignore. Will you accept her fun challenge to find the errors in her article?

    “Content needs to be innovative, ‘shareable’, factually accurate and grammatically correct”  Emma Carey”

    8. 11 Proofreading Tips To Help You Write With Confidence

    Maggie Biroscak shares eleven proofreading tips that will help you write with greater confidence. These tips will make your writing as close to perfect as it can get!

    Make yourself read every.single. word. – Maggie Biroscake 

    9. How To Recover Your Writing Confidence (Even If You Didn’t Think You Had Any)

    Regain your confidence in writing by using these five techniques.

    Real confidence comes from feeling a sense of mastery. – Ali Luke

    10: How to be a Confident Writer

    Jackie Johansen looks at the difference between real and false confidence and has some great tips.

    Obtaining real confidence means understanding limiting beliefs about yourself. – Jackie Johansen

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    About the author

      Mary Jaksch

      Mary Jaksch is best known for her exceptional training for writers at and for her cutting-edge book, Youthful Aging Secrets. In her “spare” time, Mary is also the brains behind, a Zen Master, a mother, and a 5th Degree Black Belt.

    • Hi Mary,

      I really enjoy the articles on this site, but these links have given me about 10 hours more reading to do! In fact I’ve already started: the quotes page was excellent, as was Jackie Johansen blog. In my work as a therapist, I’ve helped people overcome limiting beliefs (including limiting beliefs about writing).

      Jackie nailed it with this quote: Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

      Thank you for the excellent links, and best wishes for the new year.

      • PS: I’m new to this commenting system, so I’m not sure why it says ‘under construction’ after my post –– my error!

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    • Thanks for sharing mary,
      Amazing thoughts by amazing writers, its help me a lot with my brand new beginning.
      Nice post, Thats all. 🙂

    • Duzulayo Chiposa says:

      Wow! What a relief to know that someone out there has the same anxiety as myself! You stare at the blank page staring at you, questioning your ability to impress a reader with your work. . .You run out of ideas the moment you get hold of the pen, it is an awful feeling. Thanks alot for the mind-channeling article.

    • This article just saved me from bad feelings and doubts. Now I’m sharpened. Thank you for your help.

    • Mike says:

      Hello Mary,

      Thank you for the wealth of confidence tips. Have a great day.



    • Hi Mary,

      I love this site, but i haven’t read all of these articles yet 🙂

      Boosting your writing confidence is always a good thing, and something we all need every once in a while because it tends to wear off – like motivation!

      Also, i’ve found a couple of sites i didn’t know yet, like dailywritingtips. Of course i bookmarked it to visit again 😉

      Thanks so much for sharing Mary!

      – Jasper

      P.S. I noticed your says “More outstanding articles on writing and blogging on”. Just an FYI 🙂

    • This is Great 10 Most important idea For Writing Confidence Information Such a Good Article very useful Thanks a lot for Sharing me
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    • Krithika says:


    • Mary,
      Thanks for the great round-up post.

      Knowing that other writers struggle like Angie Dixon writes about helps to reaffirm my own processes and doubts.

      Also, as James Chartrand wrote in #2 – writing and reading a lot will only help. An athlete gets better by practicing, and failing, daily.

      Writers aren’t any different.

      Thanks again!

    • Mary,
      Thanks for the round-up post! It’s great to have access to so many different resources at the same time.
      I really found the suggestions in #2 (& ways to build up your writing confidence) helpful. Writing daily and reading a lot are critical to building up the mental muscles that will help boost confidence though doing.

      It’s said knowledge is experiential.

      The intimate truths in #5 are also extremely helpful. Having the knowledge that other writers struggle is an awesome reaffirmation that we’re not alone in our battles as writers.

      Thanks again!

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