On this episode of Courage to Create, Bethany tackles the sticky subject of self-promotion through Jennifer Weiner’s recent Publisher’s Weekly article, “Deconstructing ‘I Wrote A Thing.’” Writers, especially women, struggle to promote our own work without falling into the familiar trap of self-deprecating “humble-brags.” How can we reframe self-promotion to remove shame and prioritize connection? How can women writers stop letting male writers be the confident ones? Listen as Bethany works through these questions by reflecting on both Weiner’s article and her own personal life.
This Courage to Create episode is all about learning to be resilient and work with the negative aspects of ourselves and others while also learning to set boundaries. Bethany Hegedus discusses the fine art of critiquing your own work and the work of others and learning to accept what resonates with you and leave the rest. As writers, we must also guard who we let into our creative lives and set ourselves up to win as we come to understand our own limits along with who and what feeds us and who and what drains us. Bethany quotes from Robert Sutton on creativity and Brene Brown on resilience and courage. Lean how to protect yourself, your energy, and your writing time in this latest episode of Courage to Create.