Overcome Imposter Syndrome & How to Stop Hitting The Panic Button

During this episode of Author Platform Rocket, Jonny Andrews discusses coping with impostor syndrome and the panic of the writer’s life with author Patricia D. Eddy, who currently has released 15 well-received books. She shares her journey to learning herself better to become a better storyteller. Download PDF Podcast Transcription

  • Patricia began writing on a typewriter when she was a child, and became a technical writer for Microsoft products.
  • Lindsay Buroker was the first indie author Patricia ever read.
  • Examining past relationships has helped Patricia deepening her characters.
  • Build a better career umbrella to protect yourself from industry changes.
  • Work the problem to find a solution instead of panicking with fear.
  • If you are operating from panic, you are not working as your best self.
  • Step away from an author group if the current temperature is negative, complaining, and fear-mongering.
  • Most of the stuff posted on the internet are people’s versions or reactions to other things.
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3 Key Points:

  1. Finding your purpose is key to telling your own stories.
  2. The better you know yourself is the better you will know other people.
  3. Most of the characters Patricia has written have her in them.

Tweetable Quotes:

–    “The reason I didn’t finish a book for so many years was that I needed to understand what inside me was driving me to create these stories.” – Patricia D. Eddy.

–    “If I was going to write the story of my life, what would I want the arc to be?” – Patricia D. Eddy.

–    “If you don’t know yourself, it is very hard to know other people.” – Patricia D. Eddy.

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