Pride is a difficult emotion. Too much pride and it becomes a crippling vice. Too little, and one doesn’t have sufficient motivation or courage to put one’s work out into the public arena.
Writing is an enjoyable process, but it can sometimes be maddeningly frustrating. That’s why I often find it helpful to keep my sense of humour when I’m writing:
Hope is a fascinating emotion; equal parts beneficial and also dangerous. It is the most pervasive emotion, and is fundamental to the human condition. It is the emotion that allows us to continually strive for more, to wish for something better. Here is how hope can be useful in the writing process:
Patience is an important ability in writing, and it can be difficult to master. This is particularly true when we want to share our writing with others. Whether that is through a blog post, or a journal article, or an entire novel; the writing process involves infinite amounts of patience.
Fear is a very common affliction when undertaking any creative pursuit. It can prevent you from producing your best work, from sharing that work with others, and ultimately from finding your audience. Here are three common fears in writing: