A Writers Inner Battle

A Writers Inner Battle

A Writer's Inner Battle
There is​ a​ psychological nuisance so powerful that can deflate the drive, self-esteem, and human spirit of​ many aspiring Writers of​ any age .​
These Writers are faced with an​ obstacle that make them stop, think twice and question their right to​ be a​ part of​ a​ respected community .​
This even leads them to​ doubt their ambition of​ pursuing their literary or​ journalistic calling .​
It is​ that inner voice echoing: Huh! Who do you think you are, a​ J .​
K .​
Rowling in​ the making? or​ Oh my God, stop pretending you have a​ literary mind! and more similar lines of​ thinking .​
Some may call it​ a​ fiend while others may describe it​ as​ the self-defeating aspect of​ a​ person .​
If you have been afflicted as​ I​ have been, do not worry, the voice speaks only in​ behalf of​ detractors, real or​ imagined .​
It is​ not the embodiment of​ the authentic gift of​ creativity you and I​ were born with .​
When you know you have a​ great idea brewing in​ your head that you could almost see it​ completed in​ your mind, strike the keys; When the voice blows its cacophony horn, resist the urge to​ stop .​
Mind and Behavior
How your thinking becomes your staunch enemy at​ times has reasons of​ its own .​
While confidence takes a​ respite, this occupational hazard of​ qualm attacks during your journey as​ a​ blossoming writer haunts even the best of​ Writers .​
I have written practically nothing yet, and now again the time is​ getting short .​
There is​ nothing done .​
I​ am no nearer my achievement than I​ was two months ago, and I​ keep half doubting my will to​ perform anything .​
Each time I​ make a​ move my demon says at​ almost the same moment: Oh, yes, we’ve heard that before! Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923), British short story Writer .​
Just as​ how old manipulative thinking habits have repeatedly, slowly, and unconsciously crept into your subconscious, so shall you replace them with new ones consciously .​
Whatever action we take is​ first of​ all determined by our thoughts, so if​ we change our thoughts, we can change the way we behave .​
Cherith Powell and Greg Forde
Decision is​ your first step .​
Redeem your faith in​ your ability to​ write by making up your mind of​ wanting to​ do so .​
Ignore unwanted mental murmurs right away .​
Refuse to​ dwell on them .​
Anytime you can be aware of​ and witness your own thoughts, instead of​ becoming lost or​ absorbed in​ them, you’re in​ a​ position to​ grow from your experience rather than being immobilized by it, Richard Carlson, Ph.D., famous author and Expert on happiness and stress .​
Act on this decision by writing always until the habit has been embedded in​ your system .​
Stick to​ it .​
The discipline will condition your mind to​ an​ ‘I can’ attitude and will provide you with proofs of​ your writing skill, slowly but surely .​
Search for the inner voice responsible for getting you on board this vessel of​ courage to​ have ever wanted to​ write or​ written a​ few pieces in​ the first place .​
Relive it .​
Delight in​ it .​
However, more than positive self-talk, you will need something tangible to​ corroborate your long buried positive belief .​
Produce the written piece .​
It will bear out the reality of​ your skill as​ a​ writer and will sustain the writer’s spirit running in​ your vein .​
We are what we repeatedly do .​
Excellence, then, is​ not an​ act, but a​ habit .​
Aristotle .​
In addition, submitting your work often and getting published even in​ small publications (print or​ online) immerse you more in​ the world of​ writing and defines further what you really want, what you can achieve and what you will ultimately become .​
It validates you further as​ a​ writer in​ your eyes and in​ the eyes of​ others .​
A published work further nullifies that damaging inner voice and even the real detractors (in contrast to​ professional, constructive and objective Literary Critics) existing beyond your writing comfort zone .​
Do you want to​ know who you are? Don’t ask Act .​
Action will delineate and define you .​
You will find out from your actions .​
Witold Gombrowicz (1904-1969), Polish Novelist, Playwright, Essayist .​
Beating the Beast Within
Make it​ a​ habit to​ study the lives of​ people who started out with wobbling knees in​ careers totally different from the degree they have earned in​ college, dreaming dreams that no one thought they could reach .​
Count the number of​ times they were told they were misfits but went on to​ succeed in​ fields seemingly incompatible to​ their personality and intellect .​
Read Writers’ biographies and unearth their struggles, look around you and be inspired .​
Shift your focus from the mockery of​ your thoughts to​ real quiet people who never bragged but wrote nonetheless with profundity .​
As a​ late blooming writer myself I​ employ these pointers .​
In my own pace, I​ have learned to​ fight back .​
The automatic reaction casts out the ugly feeling of​ inefficiency and helps me to​ proceed .​
It may not guarantee a​ life free of​ backslidings to​ negative self-talks but these mental approaches serve as​ buffers that strengthen the mental defenses overtime until the bad voices are subdued .​
The advice of​ other writers that says write, write, and write is​ a​ gold mine .​
It sharpens and stimulates your writing mind .​
Best of​ all it​ brings you closer to​ your vision and away from your psychological beasts .​
So unless you do exactly the opposite of​ what your demon says you cannot do, your inner battle will not be silenced .​
Pursue your dream .​
I love essays! I​ enjoy reading them, checking them, teaching my students how to​ generate them, but most of​ all I​ enjoy writing them! You want to​ ask why .​
I​ hope after reading my article you will understand .​
And I​ so much believe that you will also fall in​ love with the incredible world of​ essays .​
Let’s start our trip from a​ short background .​
The word essay originated from French word essai which means attempt, effort, sketch .​
And this translation reflects the essence of​ the task you are assigned at​ your college .​
Really, it​ is​ your personal attempt to​ give a​ challenging sketch on some engrossing issue .​
Unlike other academic assignments, essay suggests freedom of​ your creative work .​
Its main advantage is​ that you can write it​ on any topic, in​ any style .​
Essay is​ your own point of​ view on something you have heard, read, seen etc .​
The forefront of​ the essay is​ your personality, your thoughts, feelings and your life position .​
You have a​ unique chance to​ enter a​ reasonable controversy with other authors, as​ the teacher expects you to​ show your erudition in​ the subject .​
However, you should remember that regardless freedom of​ the writing process, it​ is​ not that easy at​ all .​
Because you are expected to​ find an​ original and capturing idea (even in​ the traditional context) and exceptional opinion on some problem .​
The title of​ essay does not strictly depend on the essay topic: the title can also serve as​ a​ starting point in​ your reflection; it​ can express the relation of​ the whole and the parts .​
a​ free composition of​ essay is​ subject to​ its inner logic, it​ is​ an​ emphasized position of​ the author .​
The style of​ the essay is​ marked by its aphoristic, paradoxical and figurative character .​
To convey your personal perception of​ the world you should: employ a​ lot of​ capturing examples, draw parallels, choose analogies, use various associations .​
One of​ the characteristic features of​ essay is​ the wide usage of​ numerous expressive means, such as​ metaphors, parable and allegoric figures, symbols and comparisons .​
Your can enrich and make your essay more interesting if​ you include in​ it: unpredictable conclusions, unexpected turning points, interesting clutches of​ events.Essay presents a​ dynamic interchange of​ author’s arguments, supporting evidence and questions .​
Be brief, but at​ the same time avoid absolute simplicity .​
No one will like reading a​ monotonous narration .​
Completing the draft of​ your essay, read it​ aloud, yes, aloud .​
You will be struck by the number of​ rough details in​ your essay .​
You should get rid of​ them with no regret .​
If you have to​ say something new, original and exclusive, then the genre of​ essay is​ your genre .​
Be creative, free your mind and may be you will reveal a​ great essayist in​ yourself.

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