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Confident Writing is about how to find, and share, your writing voice.

It’s about building your writing confidence and finding your writing voice through the act of writing: committing to writing practice, working through fears and doubts, learning through experiment, listening both to the feedback of others and the sound of your own writing voice.

There is a particular emphasis on writing through blogging, partly because blogging is, in essence, writing practice, and also because blogging opens up writing and self-expression to those who are not writers.

And Confident Writing is not, at heart, a blog for writers.

Rather it is written, pored over, designed, re-designed, categorised and re-categorised, inter-linked and inter-woven, published: for all of you who dare to write, who blog to learn, who create despite fears, who share words to make connections, who put pen to paper and fingers to keyboard and write with the breath of the dragon.

There are recurring themes that you’ll find on the site:

Finding your voice: writing that is authentic, that expresses your values, and comes from the heart

Taking responsiblity for your words: looking for ways to stretch and improve, learning from feedback, and creating work that you can be proud of

Trusting yourself: having confidence in your skill as a writer, in your right to express yourself, and in the power of your own words

Writing with positive intention: writing to make a difference, whether that’s to tell a story, communicate a big idea, or express something important to you

Writing to be read: writing that is clear, simple, and easy to read, and looking for ways to connect and engage with your reader

Readers and contributors to the blog have shared some of their own reflections on what Confident Writing means, and how it’s helped them to write with courage and confidence.  You’ll find their comments here: What Confident Writing Means to You