Obstacles Of Writing – Self-Doubt and Impostor Syndrome

One of the joys of being on this platform is the opportunity to glean from profound writers and writings. This article Obstacles to writing:Self-doubt and Impostor Syndrome was written by a fellow blogger Florence. I find it highly inciting and helpful for writers so I thought to reblog it. I’m sure you will too. Enjoy!


When a writer has self-doubt, he lacks confidence in his writing and this interferes with the smooth progress of his writing.

Impostor syndrome is an extended version of self-doubt and happens when a writer despite external proof of his competence, is not convinced that he deserves all he has achieved. In addition, when in the midst of other known writers he thinks he doesn’t belong there and therefore is a fraud.

We’re going to dwell more on self-doubt because being able to control self-doubt means one can be able to suppress impostor syndrome.

Truth is, all writers, have this killer disease called self-doubt in them at one point of their writing or another and, it really takes a courageous writer to overcome it and forge ahead.

Self-doubt is all about the negative voices in your head flooding your thought with negativity, telling you what is really really bad…

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12 thoughts on “Obstacles Of Writing – Self-Doubt and Impostor Syndrome

  1. I’m a perfectionist so I’m most vulnerable to impostor syndrome. Impostor syndrome can be paralyzing for any aspiring writer. What are your thoughts that is commonly said, that you’re not a writer unless you’re a published one? I think published or not, you can still consider yourself a writer if you write and it’s a skill that can be developed. I’m still trying to get better at it myself.

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