Weird & Wonderful Book Club for Writers

The courage to write with your sensitive voice

August 31, 2021 Emma Veritas
Weird & Wonderful Book Club for Writers
The courage to write with your sensitive voice
Show Notes Transcript

In this today's episode Emma Veritas helps you build the courage to write with your authentically sensitive and tender voice.

In this episode you will learn:

  • Why writing with a sensitive voice can be so scary
  • How Emma found the courage to write tenderly on the harsh internet world
  • Two steps you can take today to help you build the confidence to hit publish on your blog


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Emma Veritas:

Welcome to the wildly authentic writer's club. I am Emma Veritas, and I am here to help you build courage and confidence to inspire, teach and help others by writing your blog. Today, we're talking about how to find the courage to write in a sensitive way. This episode is for you if When you write, you tend to feel very tender about your writing. You want to write about things that feel sensitive to you and your style of writing might be earnest , um , thoughtful. Um, you might use soft and sensitive language as you write . You're just someone who writes from that deep tender place in your heart, but you have also been taught that that isn't okay, that, that part of you is too sensitive or too earnest, right? So many times we're taught that, that our softness is a liability that it's wrong, or that maybe we're even taught that people don't want to read this kind of earnest writing. So in the wildly authentic writers club, I am here to help you be authentic. So if you are a sensitive person and you write from a sensitive place, I am here to help you do that because I want to help you be exactly who you are in your writing. And if you don't relate to this, if you're somebody who maybe doesn't write from a sensitive place, maybe you write from like a fiery place or , um , you're more of like a fighter , a warrior with your writing. I just want to say that I honor your authenticity too . I don't think there is a right kind of voice to write with. Um, and I will be absolutely talking about fiery warrior writing in the future. It's just today's episode we're going to focus on that sensitive, softer writing, because so often we are taught that that is, is wrong. So let's get into it. All my life I have been a, a soft person, you know, when I was, when I was growing up, I cried all the time. Everything made me cry. And, oh my gosh, I got so much negative feedback about that, that I was too sensitive. I cried too much needed to learn how to get over things and move on with my life. Right? Like I was feeling too many emotions for the people who were around me and now as an adult , um, I still feel a lot. That hasn't changed. I cry easily. I laugh a lot. I feel big feelings. And part of what I like to do is to bring that into my voice as a writer and as a speaker, because something I have learned along the way is that all the people who were criticizing me for being too sensitive, all the people who thought I was too earnest, or maybe too, daydreamy too imaginative. What I've really learned is that like, those people genuinely are not my audience, right. That when I am writing, I tend to write to other sensitive souls, other deep feelers, other people who, who really want to share tender truths with the world. And that it's hard because what we've learned is that the world can be very harsh, right? It's hard to share a tender truth in a harsh world. And how I have found the courage to do that is by getting really, really clear about who I am writing to and who I am not writing to. So when you do this as a writer, when you sit down to write, before you write, this is something I really encourage the members of the courageous bloggers society to do , um , in my membership is to sit down and get super clear in your mind about who you're writing to before you write. Um, very generally, it's going to be somebody who enjoys reading your style of writing somebody who is going to be impacted by the way how you say what you have to say. It will be somebody who will be inspired and taught and encouraged by your stories. It's going to be a particular kind of person who will really feel what you have to say and your voice and your message will be transformative for them. When I think about that kind of person, and I get really focused on that person before I write it can really embolden me to step up from that sensitive tender place, because I know that my audience likes that, right . They like to hear , um, the, you know, the tender kind of truths out there from me. They like to hear that. And so that is step number one is to get that kind of person really clear in your mind that that is who you're writing to someone who would love your writing in your authentic voice and your style. And then the next step is to get really, really clear about who you are not writing to . So for me, that would be , um, people who shame me for being sensitive. People who shame me for having feelings and emotions, people who , um, don't like that kind of voice in the world, right? So there's those people who aren't going to be my audience. And honestly, those people , um, for me, would be like my family would be close people , um , that have been in my life that actually those people aren't the people I'm writing to . So even if those people have an opinion about my writing, as a writer, as a teacher, part of my job is to get super, super clear that they're not the ones I'm writing to. And so what this can do for me is when I focus on my authentic audience, my wildly authentic audience, it really helps me to boldly write in my authentic voice. If I focus on those folks and set aside all the other people as I write . Okay. So I know that you've got this, that you can do this. It's challenging writing, online, sharing your tender truths can be scary and challenging, but I also Know that you got this and if you would love some help and support, I do invite You to check out my membership. It's called the courageous Bloggers society. And the society is for you. If you want to inspire, teach and help people with your writing. Um, our whole goal in there is to help you do this, to help you share your voice with the world. And there is a ton of fun stuff that we do every month. We do Bi -monthly writing and coaching workshops, where you get access to me, I'm there teaching, um , every couple of weeks in the courageous bloggers society, we do low pressure and super fun writing challenges every month. I pick Oracle cards for the group, and it's all centered around boosting your confidence, helping you to write and share your voice. And when you join, there is a seven day free trial. So you can sign up, check us out, see if you like it or not. You have seven days to really poke around and figure out if the courageous bloggers society is for you. And if it's not, you can cancel your membership. No hassle, no questions asked, but also of course we would love for you to join and participate in our group with us. And then another way that I can help you is that you can download your free workbook, called the six steps to calm your fear and write your first blog post. So if you have never written a blog post, it feels really scary and intimidating for you. Then you can download this workbook and it's really, really helpful. It just guides you through six very clear steps to help you hit publish on your work. To actually say the things you want to say to take up space in the world with your message. And you can download that at wildauthenticity.com forward slash 6 steps, and you can join the courageous bloggers society at wildauthenticity .com forward slash courageous bloggers society. And both of those links are in the show notes.