Tag Archives: Love Yourself

10 Ways To Lift Yourself Out of That Writing Funk

    Being in a funk comes with the writing territory. Because writers are already of the sensitive, angsty type, we are the first to fall into a depressive funk. At best, these funks slow us down and sap our motivation. At their worst, the blues can paralyze your creativity completely. You could be so … Continue reading 10 Ways To Lift Yourself Out of That Writing Funk

Top 10 Ways To Beat Insecurity (At Least Temporarily!)

We are insecure for a lot of reasons. We’re insecure because we probably have artistic temperaments that makes us feel deeply. We overthink and over analyze. We find it’s easier to dwell on what it negative in our life rather than what is positive. We may have lived in environments in which confidence and boldness … Continue reading Top 10 Ways To Beat Insecurity (At Least Temporarily!)

Top 10 Things You Should Be Saying To Yourself That Will Help Make You More Successful

By Katharine Grubb, 10 Minute Novelist I believe we can accomplish great things if we get our thought life under control. Good thoughts produce good habits. Good habits produce good patterns. Good patterns help us grow in discipline, which makes us more confident, which allows us to succeed.  I strongly encourage you, as you are … Continue reading Top 10 Things You Should Be Saying To Yourself That Will Help Make You More Successful

Top 10 Reasons Why Reciprocal Reviews Are Unethical

by Katharine Grubb, 10 Minute Novelist This has the potential of being my most controversial post yet. And I like controversy about as much as I like snooty  moms asking me personal questions about the decisions I made in the raising of my children. But I believe that reciprocal reviews for authors are unethical, unprofessional and … Continue reading Top 10 Reasons Why Reciprocal Reviews Are Unethical

Top 10 Ways To Love Yourself When You’re Sick

by Katharine Grubb, 10 Minute Novelist You know when you’re playing Wii Golf and you hit the ball way to hard? That was the noise I heard in my ear whenever I blew my nose. I didn’t have the flu, a sinus infection, an ear infection or bronchitis.  I didn’t have the fever to warrant antibiotics … Continue reading Top 10 Ways To Love Yourself When You’re Sick

Top 10 Effective Ways I Deal With My Evil Inner Critic

by Katharine Grubb, 10 Minute Novelist In my writing life, my inner critic is the single greatest threat to my success. My inner critic blames me for things that go wrong. My inner critic calls me names like stupid and loser. My inner critic compares me to others and finds me wanting. My inner critic … Continue reading Top 10 Effective Ways I Deal With My Evil Inner Critic

Top Ten Things You Could Be Saying To Yourself That Will Guarantee Your Failure As A Writer by Katharine Grubb, 10 Minute Novelist

I spend DECADES of my life saying negative things to myself. Slowly, I’m addressing them one by one, changing what I say and taking positive steps (like NOT buying a box of donuts to eat in one sitting) to make my life better and my soul happier. Below I have a list of the top … Continue reading Top Ten Things You Could Be Saying To Yourself That Will Guarantee Your Failure As A Writer by Katharine Grubb, 10 Minute Novelist

Top 10 Things To Consider When Choosing A Publisher With The Same Care As A Jane Austen Heroine Chose A Husband

  It is a truth universally acknowledged that a writer in possession of a good story must be in want of a publisher. It’s the age old story. You have so many hopes and dreams. You have all these wonderful stories to tell. You know that it will take an attachment, a proposal and perhaps … Continue reading Top 10 Things To Consider When Choosing A Publisher With The Same Care As A Jane Austen Heroine Chose A Husband

Top 10 Things I Can Do To Build Up My Confidence – By Katharine Grubb, 10 Minute Novelist

I’m not in a very good place to write about confidence. I’m in a place where my expectations of what could have been are paralyzing my current choices. But if I’m going to go any further in what I do as a writer, I need to get over myself and grow in confidence.  Today I … Continue reading Top 10 Things I Can Do To Build Up My Confidence – By Katharine Grubb, 10 Minute Novelist

Top Ten Ways To Deal With Writer’s Block by Katharine Grubb, 10 Minute Novelist

Have you fought with writer’s block? It sucks, doesn’t it? Writer’s block is that state when there seems to be no inspiration. Writer’s block is when you wrestle back and forth in your confidence to create and still come up with nothing. Writer’s block is the realization that you have no ideas. Writer’s block is … Continue reading Top Ten Ways To Deal With Writer’s Block by Katharine Grubb, 10 Minute Novelist

Top Ten Things To Do If You Feel Burned Out As A Writer

My 2015 was full. I released three books. I spoke two times. I attended four live book selling events. I launched a podcast. I was featured on three other podcasts. I wrote more than 365,000 words (that averaged 1000 words a day).  I was successful in Nanowrimo, writing my 50,000 words. I launched my weekly … Continue reading Top Ten Things To Do If You Feel Burned Out As A Writer

Why I Stopped Journaling And How It’s Made Me Happier and Healthier

Once, a long time ago, I thought that my journals had magical powers. Journals, were, since I had started writing in one at age 14, a place were all my feels (and believe me, I had a lot of feels) were safe. My journals were a place that I could take out my feels.  I could … Continue reading Why I Stopped Journaling And How It’s Made Me Happier and Healthier

Who Are We? A Existential Rambling From A Novelist Who Should Probably Know Better

Who are we? What is our identity? These are big questions that haven’t been fully answered by the wisest men. But I’d like to suggest that we are more than our genders, more than our hobbies, more than our avatars, more than our homes, more than our children, more than our possessions. I ask this … Continue reading Who Are We? A Existential Rambling From A Novelist Who Should Probably Know Better

What’s Most Important For Writers? Confidence. If You Don’t Have This, You Might As Well Forget It.

I was asked recently what the most important thing was for writers. There is a lot that is important. Grammar is important. Storytelling is important. Connections are important. Reviews are important. But the most important thing of all is self-confidence.      Skills can be taught. Talent can be nurtured. But you have to believe that … Continue reading What’s Most Important For Writers? Confidence. If You Don’t Have This, You Might As Well Forget It.