GYWD 16: Dealing with Imposter Syndrome

Episode #16

Have you ever been thinking about a writing project but then said, I don’t know everything I need to know about that so I shouldn’t start that project right now, I should wait until I’m more confident about what I know. Or have you ever found yourself in the middle of a manuscript and asked, “Why did I ever think I could do this?” Have you ever sat around a table of your peers and thought, If these people really knew me they wouldn’t think I belong here.

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then welcome to the Imposter Syndrome Club. 70% of the public will confront imposter’s syndrome at some point, and I think almost all writers certainly do.

In today’s podcast I’ll talk about my own ordeals and offer some strategies for defusing imposter syndrome.

Valerie Young, The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Imposter Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It
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