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Ms FellowWriter,

I hope I'm not intruding but I respect you as a writer, your story was unlike any of the others I have read, and I've read over 1500 of them. And although I would like to give into my urge to be a ceaseless suckup and carry on endlessly with my impressions of the piece and of your style in general, I think I should just ask what I wish to ask.

I was wondering if you have any advice for a writer with terrible writing anxiety. I'm a good story teller but because of my writing disabilities and high anxiety, I can't seem to get more than a paragraph out. There are rare times, and for no reason that I can cognitively imagine, I'm able to work for several weeks, or even just an evening but no matter how hard I try, I can't seem to maintain or put myself back into that mindset.

When I feel inspiration or a need to write down the stories swirling in my head, I just can't seem to. I've tried every trick every website has suggested with almost no output. In most cases the harder I try to write the worse my anxiety becomes, until I'm crippled and crying in despaired agony.

I've even tried just giving up on my desire to write and anaesthetize myself with TV or drown myself in work but ignoring the need I feel and the drive it creates just twists at my emotions almost as badly as the utter failure to produce. Almost. And that almost has trapped me in this cycle of avoidance and barely contained disrepair.

I don't expect that you'd have a magic answer but I hope that you may have some advice or piece of wisdom that could help even a little.



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