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.

Notable Notes

Writer communities

Recommended reading:

Tim’s recommendation: To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis

Jay’s recommendation: Clarkesworld Issue 112

Nina’s recommendation: Indexing: Reflections (Indexing Series) by Seanan McGuire

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Intro and outro music comes from “Cephalopod” by Kevin MacLeod (; licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0