What is imposter syndrome? It’s having a poem accepted for publication yesterday and thinking it must be because they’re desperate for stuff. It’s having a poem rejected yesterday and finding comfort that at least they didn’t just accept that piece at the start of the year because they were desperate. It’s reading one thing that an established poet said about new poets getting spacing wrong and completely changing your writing style. It’s reading every other piece of work by people on your course/in your workshop and wishing your work sounded as poetic. It’s writing a poem, redrafting, liking it and then remembering something another established poet said about really good writers never thinking their work is good. If that is the case, if only that is the case, I’m on to a winner.
Published by Kathryn Anna Marshall
Kathryn is a writer based in Shropshire. She writes short fiction, flash fiction and poetry and is studying for a B.A in Creative Writing with the Open College of the Arts. Kathryn has M.E., which brings its own challenges to her working practice, and means she has to monitor her activity with great care. Despite the frustration of these limitations she has reached her goal of having work published, thanks to support from Nine Arches Press Dynamo mentoring scheme. You'll find Kathryn's poetry in Mslexia magazine and online at Words for the Wild and Saltwaterzine . She has flash fiction in issue 24 of Riggwelter Press, and more work scheduled to be published soon. When her health allows, Kathryn also works as a freelance copywriter and can write confidently across a range of subjects, including travel, food, literature, hospitality and customer service. In addition to these core topics, excellent research skills means she can tackle subjects as diverse as muscle cars and dog training. She also takes on proofreading and editing work as requested. Kathryn loves language and its persuasive power. Most of all she loves to write. View all posts by Kathryn Anna Marshall