Self-centered embarrassment

To write well, you can’t be afraid to reveal anything and everything about yourself, and your internal monologue. For most people that’s embarrassing.

The last time you read something revealing, did you say to yourself, “my god, I can’t believe that person did that!” Probably not. It’s just more words written by someone you don’t know. You weren’t 1/100th as embarrassed on their behalf as they were to write it. But it made it interesting and real.

The source of embarrassment often comes from knowing friends and family will read what you’ve written. The only solution for this is to start small, and when you feel the embarrassment, congratulate yourself.

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