Impostor syndrome is the thing that plagues most creative people in one form or another. On this episode of Mad Writers Union, we talk about just what it is, who gets it and most of all, how to get rid of it. Whatever you do, remember: you are not alone. The Mad writers have never met a writer who doesn’t at least sometimes fall prey to this monster.
- Aidan Doyle’s The Science Fiction Writer’s Hierarchy of Doubt. Figure out where you are in your career by the insecurities you have. Watch out for Ted Chiang.
- Kameron Hurley Don’t Tell Me I’m Talented. The emphasis on talent is not as essential as we often seem to think. Kameron Hurley explains why we should be more involved with the work we do.
Intro and outro music comes from “Cephalopod” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com); licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0