I love it when readers ask me questions because it helps me to know what they would like me to write about.
|Oh dear, I found a typo.|
Writers take themselves too seriously. A mistake often brings them great shame. Instead of being embarrassed, laugh it off. If you can laugh it off, it means you know better now and you can be proud of your growth.
I think it's easier to tone down excessive confidence than it is to build up self-esteem, so feel free to overcompensate. You can practice saying this mantra: "I am so awesome. I am so awesome." It helps. Really.
Let’s play a game: I am going to share a flaw of mine that makes me laugh, and you brave souls can share one of yours.
I’ve noticed I say things twice for extra emphasis, as if readers won’t get it the first time. For example, I might say, “She was scared and terrified.” Those are synonyms, dummy.