Written by: Shewonda Leger
Primary Source: Writing Rhetoric and American Cultures
Does your confidence change when your writing receives a rejection? That shouldn’t be the case. Instead bounce back by following The Renegade Writers advise: 5 ways to fake confidence in your next article pitch. It’s better to fake confidence, rather then to appear as if you have no confidence. It is important to eliminate wishy-washy wording, such as “I could interview mothers of twins who developed this common condition.” Versus “I will interview mothers of twins who developed this common condition; I’ve already lined up some moms who are willing to talk.” If you have no confidence in yourself and your work, why should others? Focus on the positive, and ditch the negative. You want to tell an editor what you can do, not what you can’t. So never expose what you can’t do by making excuses for what you haven’t done. It’s okay to fake it till you make it.