Perfectionism is defined as a propensity for being displeased with anything that is not perfect or does not meet extremely high standards, a disposition to regard anything short of perfection as unacceptable.

Obviously, writing and perfectionism don’t go well together, yet many writers, including me, struggle with the harsh demands of this characteristic. In this video, learn more about this trait and how first giving yourself permission to write poorly can lead you to work you are proud to call your own. Use this handy outline to take notes as you watch the video. Then, if you’d like, email me your assignment at and tell me what you learned. Happy writing!

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