I often have students tell me they want to write like such and such an author. Having mentors, having idols is great but that admiration sometimes turns into I‘m not as good as such and such. Confidence is broken, writing stops, and dreams are crushed.
We all have a tendency to compare ourselves and somehow convince ourselves we’ll never be great like our heroes.
Guess what, those heroes thought the same way but then this crazy thinking went away.
This week remind yourself what a great writer you are.