Can You Call Yourself An Expert?

Check out this post from the Novelty Revisions blog on calling yourself an expert.

Meg Dowell Writes

I’ve probably dealt with impostor syndrome most of my writing life.

Growing up, many of my teachers told me writing was my “thing,” that I was good at it, that they were impressed with my work and my craft. And I always just thought they were saying these things to be nice.

The first time I had something published, I did not feel like I had earned it. I felt like I’d cheated, somehow. I thought people felt sorry for me, and kept encouraging me to write because they couldn’t think of anything else kind to say to my face.

Who knows? Maybe all these things are true. Maybe I really don’t deserve to be where I am today.


I did not graduate from college and instantly find success.

I struggled just as much as any other recent graduate to find work that gave me purpose and utilized the…

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