College of Arts and Sciences
Master of Arts in Professional Writing (MA)
Tess Martinus (Stockslager)
Writing, Grit, Ideas, Confidence, Productivity
Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing
Gomez, Victoria Renee, "The Writer’s Grit Guide: Practical Methods for Effective Writing" (2021). Masters Theses. 713.
Successful writing practices involve confidence, idea generation, and productivity habits. Writers can lack confidence about their abilities or about the quality of their writing when pitted against the creative and technical challenges that come with writing. Fear—which leads to both insecurity and egotism—is often what drives confidence issues in writing. True confidence emerges from the middle ground—or balance—between insecurity and ego. Writers can also struggle to develop new ideas when the competition to come up with original material results in writer’s block. Writers must improve their productivity and follow through on their goals by developing grit. This thesis will reveal how to increase the quality of writing by following biblical guidance and advice from successful and productive writers, thus optimizing writing practices.