Ever feel like a fraud calling yourself a writer? There’s a name for that: impostor syndrome.
Here’s when you can start calling yourself a writer: when you have external evidence of your skills– ie. the moment you put pen to paper!
It’s easy to feel like you’re deceiving others and that when people find out you said you were a writer but you haven’t published anything. Self-doubt has plagued writers since the beginning of time. The truth is that no one knows what they’re doing when it comes to art, but the act of doing is the act of creating.
Overcoming impostor syndrome is as easy as owning your hobby as a skill. When the self doubt creeps in remember discipline is about remembering the end goal–not what’s in between.
Just because you aren’t published, it doesn’t mean you’re not a writer.
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Q: What do you do when self doubt creeps in?