Episode #223

How Do You Deal With Anxiety As A Writer?

Do you suffer from anxiety? Worried about how it might impact your writing career and not sure how to make headway? Then check out this week’s podcast where we are joined by our guest author Sam Weiss, who shares her thoughts and insights into dealing with anxiety as a writer.

In this episode, we cover:

  • Possible anxiety triggers for writers
  • How anxiety can affect your writing career
  • Techniques to reduce anxiety when marketing
  • Can anxiety ever help writing

As always, thanks for listening to The Merry Writer Podcast!

About Sam Weiss

About Sam Weiss

While Sam is terrible at writing “About Me”s about her, she’s been told she’s great at writing about what fictional people do. The more miserable she can make them, the better.

Her love of horror films from the 80s, sci-fi shows from the 90s, and alternative music from the 00s have inspired her to write what she’s calling “Dark Science Fantasy” although she’s kind of making that up as she goes along.

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Rachel Poli

Rachel Poli


Rachel Poli is a multi-genre author with a soft spot for mystery.

She often experiments with short stories and flash fiction, however, she's currently working on the first book of her detective fiction series.

When she's not writing, she's usually cleaning, reading, or playing video games. She currently resides in New England with her zoo.

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