Writing prompt – inner critic #5

What stops you writing? Is there an internal critic that undermines your plans; tells you that your writing won’t be good enough; that you shouldn’t be writing? Write a dialogue, a debate between  your inner critic and an inner supporter; someone who believes in you, and encourages you.7291254-3d-people-in-a-debate-isolated-over-a-white-background

Write for at least 10 minutes without censoring or editing. Let the words flow, see where it goes.

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Writing prompt – inner critic #4

What stops you writing? Is there an internal critic that undermines your plans; tells you that your writing won’t be good enough; that you shouldn’t be writing? Write a fight Two-men-fighting-on-the-beach-by-Patrick-Doheny-Creative-Commonsscene between you and your inner critic. What starts it?

Write for at least 10 minutes without censoring or editing. Let the words flow, see where it goes.

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Writing prompt – inner critic #3

What stops you writing? Is there an internal critic that undermines your plans; tells you that your writing won’t be good enough; that you shouldn’t be writing? What if you had an inner supporter? An inner cheerleader? An inner mentor?

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Write about one of these – supporter, cheerleader, mentor. Imagine what it would be like to have that encouragement.

Write for at least 10 minutes without censoring or editing. Let the words flow, see where it goes.

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Enable your creativity and beat your inner critic

A common barrier to creativity is fear of criticism. It can restrict and stifle us. When we feel like this its extremely difficult to write or want to write. It’s important as writers to find a way to free ourselves from this fear if we want to develop a regular writing routine.  The criticism we fear is often internalised in the form of an inner critic.recite-8a39tz

Amber Lea Starfire’s article has five ideas to overrule your inner editor, her name for the inner critic.

Six ideas from creative thinkers, presented by Jessica gross, has some simple effective suggestions to facilitate creativity.

 

I think these articles combined have a lot to offer the writer who might be struggling to free their creativity and bypass the inner critic.

Let me know what you think, or if you have ideas of your own. Respond in the comments section.

 

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Writing prompt – inner critic 2

What stops you writing? Is there an internal critic that undermines your plans, tells you that your writing won’t be good enough, that you shouldn’t be writing?

emotional man listening his inner voice over grey backgroundNotice what the critic is saying.

Write a dialogue with your critic. Write for at least 10 minutes without censoring or editing. Let the words flow, see where it goes.

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Writing prompt – inner critic

What stops you writing? Is there an internal critic that undermines your plans, tells you that your writing won’t be good enough, that you shouldn’t be writing.

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Write about your critic.

Write for at least 10 minutes without censoring or editing. Let the words flow, see where it goes.

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