How Writers Can Stop Being Consumed by the Fear of Not Being Good Enough

Although I have always considered myself a writer, I have also spent many years not writing. In fact, for most of high school, college, and my 20s, I didn’t write at all. Not one story, not one poem. During that period, I was mostly entangled in living the life of a depressed alcoholic, while trying to keep my shit somewhat together in the meantime. So, you could say…

--

--

--

Writer. Writing Coach. Author of The INFJ Writer: Cracking the Creative Genius of the World’s Rarest Type. www.laurensapala.com

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

Poetry as a Tool

✍️Welcome to InFinnance!

155. Don’t hit the clap button on Medium once. Hit it 50 times!

3 Terms To Know: Bilateral, Consecutive, and Simultaneous Interpretation

This Time We Mean It!

“Laugh as much as possible, always laugh.

Meet Your New Writer: Shawn Forno

writer, Shawn Forno, bio and writing samples

New Writers, Are Your Random Thoughts New Stories Waiting To Unfold?

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Lauren Sapala

Lauren Sapala

Writer. Writing Coach. Author of The INFJ Writer: Cracking the Creative Genius of the World’s Rarest Type. www.laurensapala.com

More from Medium

Mental Health Tips For Creative Writers

Waiting For Rejection

Reasons Not to Rush the Writing

vineyard at sunrise

A tip for writing dialogue