Want to improve your writing skills INSTANTLY?
Just think that you're a brilliant writer.
No, you're not being foolish. You're managing your mind in the way it should be managed.
Try this simple exercise -- it only takes a moment.
Think: "I'm so depressed, life just sucks..."
Think: "Wow, my life is great! Iove my __________ "(fill in the blank with something you just adore.)
Notice the difference?
When you think negatively, you feel as if you're carrying the world on your shoulders. There's no way you can write well when you're suffering.
When you think nice thoughts, you feel better, instantly. And your writing improves too.
Here's a great, short article on the problem with positive thinking that you should read. Then resolve to think positively -- for your writing's sake. :-)
The reason, I think, is that negative thinking feels good. In its own way, we believe that negative thinking works. Negative thinking feels realistic, or soothes our pain, or eases our embarrassment. Negative thinking protects us and lowers expectations.
In many ways, negative thinking is a lot more fun than positive thinking. So we do it.