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Note 134 – Writing: Don’t fear the negative comments

According to Watts publishing Group, in an article called ‘Launching a career in writing’, “fear has no place in the industry of writing”. Don’t worry that people aren’t going to see things the same way as you and certainly don’t stop writing because you have got stung by negative comments/criticism.  You may be stopping your natural talent taking you to where you want to be.

The article also suggest that writing practice (and even jobs) can come from article writing, business writing, being a columnist, social media writing [blogging, tweeting] and many more.  Even my writing challenge is helping me feel more confident that what I am actually writing is grammatically correct and punctuated in the right way.

My thoughts:  I know myself that my upcoming book ‘A Gift for Stressed and Busy Parents’ isn’t going to appeal to everyone, even though it is written in a positive way; however, if I was to let fear stop me looking for a publisher, I would still be reading it through and editing it.  This wouldn’t help many stressed and busy parents would it? I also have so much else that I can publish, but haven’t tested the waters yet. This article has made me think about retrieving some of it from the archives.

To get your voice heard – just be committed, write truly and honestly and your passion and determination will do the rest.

Until tomorrow…


My writing challenge:

This blog:

My other blog:

My website: (includes the introduction to my upcoming book ‘A Gift for Stressed and Busy Parents’)

Twitter: @madeirasandra and @tipsandluxuries

Reference list:

Watts Publishing Group:


About Sandra Madeira

I am a full-time working mum with a passion for writing and inspiring others. Subjects I tend to blog about are life skills, parenting, decluttering, worklife balance, etc. At the moment I am on a decluttering mission creating space in my house, garden and mind. I have challenged myself to do at least ten minutes a day and write about it. Have a good day! Sandra Freelance Writer


3 thoughts on “Note 134 – Writing: Don’t fear the negative comments

  1. I really enjoy your informative articles and will be going through this blog. I am a writer who wants to learn so that I can publish my books. Fear has no place in writing is so right on. It’s like learning to ride a bike, once you do it, it stays with you all of your life. Great article!

    Posted by Jackie Paulson Author | September 11, 2011, 10:56 pm


  1. Pingback: Note 300 – Most popular posts since My Writing Challenge began « My writing challenge - February 24, 2012

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