If you are dropping in from the A to Z Challenge circuit, then click HERE for my E POST.
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer – aim for a dozen new people each time.
The April co-hosts are: Megan Morgan, Chris Votey, Viola Fury, Christine Rains, Madeline Mora-Summonte, L.G. Keltner, Rachna Chhabria, and Patricia Lynne! Don’t forget to visit them and thank them for co-hosting!
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Today the topic on my mind is – Imposter Syndrome.
It goes hand-in-hand with the psychology of “Fake It Till You Make It.” What is it all about? A strong belief in yourself that allows you to persist in the face of failure and to keep trying, no matter what your level of fear. It’s a self-empowerment technique.
When starting out, no one knows everything.
It’s all about taking a chance.
Step out into the unknown.
Put your writing out there.
But it’s also about honing your craft.
In the words of Paulo Coelho – “You must be the person you never had the courage to be. Gradually, you will discover that you are that person, but until you can see this clearly, you must pretend and invent.”
Is Imposter Syndrome a necessary part of the writer’s process/journey? What do you think?
(I have to divide my time between visiting IWSG posts and A to Z Challenge posts. If you don’t see me at your place, please don’t think I’ve forgotten about you. I’ll try my best to visit as many people as possible.)