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When Imposter Syndrome strikes, hit back
I think we’ve all dealt with this at some point, and these are excellent points to write down and look at every time you feel like your story isn’t good enough. Guess what. It is good enough!
I’ve been seeing a lot lately about people facing that lovely little feeling of Imposter Syndrome. That thing where your brain tells you you’re a fake, your story isn’t good enough, you’re not good enough. That piece of you that tells you you’re nowhere near the level you should be, there’s better people out there that have better stories and more talent. That part of you that screams just that little bit louder than you when you need to support yourself instead of being down on your abilities.
Here’s the thing though: writing isn’t a talent. It’s not something you either have or you don’t, it’s not something one person is better at than the other. Writing is something you learn, and writing only gets better the more you do it. The greats you look up to never had a perfect story their first time around. No writer you ask…
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