Making Headlines (Games Writers Play)

As writers, a lot of us think too small.  We think of our writing as being “that thing I do” but find reasons to block ourselves when we play with the idea of doing something bigger with it.

Something like In expectation of miracle

  • enter a contest
  • apply to traditional publishing houses
  • post your writing online
  • submit a story proposal to a magazine
  • look for an agent
  • publish a book

or any of the other possibilities for taking our writing out into the world.

We think we’re not good enough – even if we are…

Here’s a game for breaking through some of those beliefs that keep us stuck

Find a newspaper or magazine or website that posts announcements of successful writing. Book reviews /  sales reports/ trends in what the public is reading. Make a copy of the pertinent announcement page, paste or collage your name or book into it, and then hang it where you’ll see it a lot.

The repeated glimpses of your name as a successful and popular writer will help loosen the beliefs that you’re not good enough, and open you up to the idea that it’s possible for you to do something more with your writing. It’s enough to help you start letting go of limiting beliefs- and who knows what will happen then?

As I’m sitting here typing, the name of my first book on a mock up best seller’s list is hanging in front of me, and every time I look up to rest my eyes by looking into the distance, I also give myself a little reminder that great things are possible. They’re possible for you as well..

Happy writing

Catherine Kane

8/5/16

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, “Magick for Pennies” and her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

and for the new Kindle version of Manifesting Something Better, click here

 

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