It seems like an obvious question – Do you really want to get better? Who doesn’t want to be a writer, to be happier, healthier and more self confident?
It turns out, lots of us.
Getting better means change. Change means risk. Risk means fear and fear is what causes you to become stuck, make excuses, procrastinate, get writer’s block, not sign up for our course, not do the work, think/talk/dream/read about writing but not actually write!
We box ourselves in long before the world gives us a chance. We listen to our inner critic instead of our inner cheerleader because we weren’t taught self love at home or at school. Self love? Come on! This isn’t Oprah, you might be thinking. But have you been living your life with self compassion or self hatred? What have been the results? What if instead of telling yourself why you can’t, you surprised yourself and stepped out of your comfort zone?
“I’m not the kind of person who reads books like that”.
“I’m not the kind of person who can write stories.”
“I’m not the kind of person who can create a blog.”
“I’m not the kind of person to sign up for a writing course.”
“I’m not the kind of person who gets published.”
“I’m not the kind of person who has anything original or creative to say.”
The kind of person you are and the choices you make is ultimately up to you. Regardless of what anyone else thinks, you are the one living your life. And yes, there may be people in your life that would never think of doing anything remotely creative but that’s their story – not yours. What do you think? What do you want?
You can choose to keep reading these emails, to keep putting off your writing, to keep planning on joining one of our courses and to spend another Winter just dreaming. That’s up to you but we think we have a better option. We know it’s an icy cold winter in Cape Town, so join us from tomorrow night in Kenilworth (or online) get cosy by our fireplace with a warm cup of tea or coffee, a pen in your hands and endless possibilities. Writing Scared is an introductory course designed for you if you can’t seem to get started, if you keep trying but get stuck or if you need some support or accountability to help you keep going when those excuses or blocks come up (and they will – it’s normal!)
So if you want to get better and are tired of your own excuses, join us tomorrow night for 6 weeks of unlocking hidden memories, seeing the world and yourself differently and learn how to find your voice and your story using writing as a therapeutic tool for growth.
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” Write On! has allowed me time to explore my mind, reflect on the past and grasp fiercely to new opportunities in my life. Amy has taught me startlingly well the ability to defy my inner critic and embrace my writing voice. In addition to the mental clarity and emotional stability that this course has ignited in me, it has allowed me the confidence and conviction to travel, write a memoir and pursue further education. In short, Write On! has been life changing for me and I recommend it to anyone because everyone needs inspiration in their life.” – Christina Masureik, Entrepreneur
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*This post was originally written as part of the 38th edition of the Write On! newsletter. Signing up is free and subscribers get exclusive discounts & event invites. To sign up, send us your details via our contact form.*