Who You’re Not

I’m preparing for a seminar and came across this quote in the study materials:

It’s not who you think you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.

That’s an interesting one, isn’t it? It requires a bit of thought. Some of us struggle to introduce ourselves as authors because it’s exactly who we think we’re not. That’s for other people. Ironic isn’t it? The only person holding us back, is us.


About the author 

Valerie Francis

Valerie Francis is a bestselling author, literary editor, and podcaster with a passion for stories by, for and about women.

Each month, Valerie recommends books from literature’s best female authors. Selections come from every genre because women write, and read, in every genre. The Women’s Fiction category offers up some terrific novels, but these days there’s a strong female presence in thriller, horror, crime, and other genres traditionally dominated by male writers. No matter what the publishing companies may think, in the 21st Century, Women’s Fiction is whatever we want it to be.

stories for women, by women, and about women

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