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A feeling of being unworthy and secretly cheating your audience/employer or followers is common and natural, especially in the field of writing.
70 percent of millennials have reported that they have experienced impostor syndrome.
This is a form of false confidence, when we believe that we are above average in just about everything.
Some people form a ‘halo’ around themselves at being extremely competent while being the opposite, as they are unable to measure or even see their shortcomings. This is known as the...
Writers who are confident set realistic and controllable goals to overcome the impostor syndrome.
Focusing on days or weeks of progress, with regular review/tracking gets us to know our productivity with supporting data, as opposed to our feelings that are unreliable.
The first draft of any writer's work needs a lot of improvisation. There is a feeling of ‘whiplash’ that takes place when writers navigate and come in terms with the rework. Writing regularly makes this a normal occurrence, and not something to worry all night.
A lot of the writer's best work is produced when they are at a certain time and space. There may be certain external factors, the morning freshness, the outdoor greens, or the hustle-bustle of the café that gets the creative juices flowing, and it is unique to all.
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