Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing

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

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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