Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing

Faculty Member Aaron Hamburger Writes About "The Anxiety of Faking It" This Week on the Faculty Blog

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The Anxiety of Faking It 

by Aaron Hamburger 

7K0A0116Like most writers I know, I’m constantly beset by the gnawing anxiety that I’m a fake.

These feelings have become only more acute, not less, as I’ve racked up credentials to prove I’m a “real” writer.  My CV is dotted with publications and prizes.  I faithfully show up to my laptop or notebook six days a week.  Most importantly, the translation of my experience into language is the fundamental way I relate to the world.  And yet, in my darker moments, I am still convinced that at any minute I’m about to be found out for the writing humbug I really am. 

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