When it comes to writing we are often our own worst enemies. I certainly was. Now it’s a little like going to the gym to get exercise. I just do it. And it’s much more fun than going to the gym. So I’ll talk briefly about my own self-defeating behavior of long ago and how I overcame it.
Then I’ll turn to those participating in this session and ask you to talk about what is getting in the way of your writing success. I believe it will be comforting to learn that many others suffer from the same “malady” and I know this will help everyone to discover a means to escape from it. To paraphrase President Franklin Roosevelt, You have nothing to fear but fear itself.