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colinwalker
colinwalker
Over the years I have both called myself a writer and chastised myself over the very same description. Imposter syndrome has been in full effect. But, what is a writer? Is it purely semantic? It doesn't help that there are various definitions. Perhaps the most common definition is "a pe... colinwalker.blog
colinwalker
colinwalker

@AlanRalph That's a very good point. I don't so much compare myself to others as an idealised version of myself - me on my absolute best days when everything flows. Overall, I think it's a feeling that there should be "more" and "better"; I'm way too hard on myself, always have been, but am slowly making changes that I hope will alleviate much of the self-criticism.

Cheri
Cheri

@colinwalker I used to ask myself if I was a real writer. It wasn’t a helpful question because it led only to navel gazing angst. Some unsolicited advice from a fellow writer: take the energy you spend worrying about this topic and apply it to a writing project instead. 🙂

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colinwalker
colinwalker

@Cheri That is very sound advice indeed.