How to Deal with Your Inner Critic so You Can Keep Writing

Top ways budding writers can push through to get words on the page

George J. Ziogas
4 min readJul 30, 2022
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The image of the writer staring at a blinking cursor on a blank screen is synonymous with writer’s block, which is usually caused by an early visit from the self-critic. While all writers can be subject to a premature visit from the inner critic, writer’s block is especially troublesome for new writers. But the reason that experienced writers can get into a groove with their writing more quickly is that they’ve learned how to silence the inner critic and get words on the page.

It’s not a special gift that you’re born with. Thankfully, silencing your critic is a skill that you can learn with practice just like you can learn to ride a bike without training wheels or do any other type of activity that seemed scary at first. You can use these exercises to begin learning how to silence the inner critic the first time and remove the block from your writing.

Let Your Stream of Consciousness Run Wild

If you ever feel like the first words you put on the page aren’t even good enough for your grandma to praise, you’re not alone. Lots of writers feel encumbered by a terrifying sense that nothing that they write will ever make someone else feel…

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George J. Ziogas

Vocational Education Teacher | HR Consultant | Personal Trainer | Manners will take you where money won't | ziogasjgeorge@gmail.com