Do I Need a Writing Buddy? @robandtina1 #MondayBlogs #AmWriting #Writer

Ah, a writing buddy? During this semester I spent a lot of time writing alongside others who kept me motivated with fiction and I can say that this definitely works. The drawback, though, is when you commit to too many writing buddies, so be careful lol

Lucy Mitchell

Today, one of my favourite Twitter writing friends, Rob Matthews, has taken over my blog. I hope you enjoy his guest post. 

In her book, Better Than Before – Mastering The Habits Of Our Everyday Lives, Gretchen Rubin divides people into three groups based on how we respond to outer and inner expectations.

Outer expectations are demands put on us by other people – family, boss, editor etc. Inner expectations are demands we place on ourselves – lose weight, learn Russian, write 2000 words a day etc.

According to Rubin, if you’re an UPHOLDER, you meet both sets of expectations. You do whatever anyone else wants you to do and you hit all the targets you set for yourself. In other words, you’re superhuman.

If you’re a REBEL, you refuse – consciously or unconsciously – to do what other people tell you. You also kick against the expectations you put on yourself. No…

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One thought on “Do I Need a Writing Buddy? @robandtina1 #MondayBlogs #AmWriting #Writer

  1. I bookmarked this…when? And, I guess I was expecting it to have content about…needing a writing buddy, which I find myself asking often enough. I guess the writing buddy was the person who “took over your” blog space for this brief cameo. Ironically, I just wrote about expectations.


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