It is not uncommon for writers and other artists to experience the Imposter Syndrome–the fear of being exposed as a fraud. This fear does not necessarily evaporate once a writer/artist becomes successful enough to make a living using their talent. In fact, the increase in social exposure (and therefore, judgment) may even exacerbate the fear. In this piece, established artists share their advice for pushing through and moving beyond the Imposter Syndrome so that it does not adversely affect your work.
How artists can overcome imposter syndrome
Top creatives reveal how they deal with self-doubt.
Self-doubt can strike anyone in any industry, but creatives in particular are closely associated with images of internal conflict. Is there truth behind the stereotype of the tortured artist finally emerging from their studio clutching a work of brilliance, and if so, where does it come from? Most importantly of all, how can artists deal with self-doubt?