Every writer has their own “toolbox.”
There are literal tools in it—our favourite pens, notebooks, our laptop (maybe a typewriter, if that’s more your style). But our toolboxes are also filled with strategies, things that motivate us, things that make writing incredible and pleasurable for us.
But there’s one tool many writers forget, or don’t even know they need. Self-compassion.
In today’s episode, host Rhonda Douglas will unpack why self-compassion is important for writers, and how we can expertly wield this tool to our advantage.
As writers, we can be our own harshest critics and most judgemental audience. But that doesn’t mean we have to be mean to ourselves.