Everyone is SO much better at writing than I am! Familiar internal monologue complaint? Felt the compassion-pressure of measuring up to others whom you believe are ‘natural’ writers? Who do I think I am??? A fraud! These feelings are known as impostor syndrome, or what psychologists often call ‘impostor phenomenon’. An estimated 70% of people experienceContinue reading “Imposter Syndrome”
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Do you really have to work at being an author?
Back in the good-ole-days, which really weren’t; authors had to work hard! Imagine typing out a manuscript by hand, only to have to type out several versions with each edit? Physically having copies made, then mailing around the world, for an answer that may never come. With the advent of technology you’d think it becameContinue reading “Do you really have to work at being an author?”
Worried poetry is dead and nobody will read your book?
Well you aren’t alone. One of the most fascinating parts of working in publishing is noticing the similar concerns creatives have toward their work. I would go further and say, as creatives, we’re pretty good at self-sabotage! By being too egocentric, well we know how that goes, we can be unaware of how we’re perceivedContinue reading “Worried poetry is dead and nobody will read your book?”