Top Four Writers' Phobias, and What to Do About Them in 2018

By Katrin Schumann

I write a lot about writers’ insecurities because for 99.9 percent of us, fear lurks behind the brave faces we put on. Depending on where we are in our careers, we may all be afraid of different types of failures, but these deep-seated anxieties rarely go away completely.

Most artists learn to live with fear—and some learn to use it to drive toward better work. I might even dare to say that if you don’t experience doubt or fear, you should be worried. Overconfidence usually doesn’t serve writers well.

January 3, 2018 | Katrin Schumann

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Author Newsletters--Yay or Nay?

By Katrin Schumann

Media marketing experts agree that maintaining a robust newsletter is one of the best ways for an author to build a core audience--a group of people who will be more interested and committed to you and your work than, say, that stranger lurking on twitter or the random people liking your Instagram shots.

December 6, 2017 | Katrin Schumann

Meet a Grubbie: Elsa Williams

GrubStreet runs on coffee, printer ink, and community. This series features just some of the Grubbies who make our community strong. In this edition, meet Memoir Generator graduate Elsa Williams. 

 

How do you beat a bout of writer's block?

October 24, 2017 | GrubWrites

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Meet a Grubbie: Michele Cubelli Harris

GrubStreet runs on coffee, printer ink, and community. This series features just some of the Grubbies who make our community strong. In this edition, meet Michele Cubelli Harris, current student in the Memoir Incubator and a 2017 Pauline Scheer Fellow. Michele has worked as a counselor in higher education and mental health agencies for the past 20 years. She overcame many obstacles to earn her bachelor and master’s degrees as a single parent, as well as her advanced graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, from Lesley University. A cancer-survivor, Michele has turned that very personal and life-changing experience into ...

October 3, 2017 | GrubWrites

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