I'm not sure about you guys, but until recently I never let anybody I know read my writing. The reason for this being that I have a tendency to put everything into my writing, and it makes me feel rather naked and embarrassed. Everyone I've shown my writing to claims to have thoroughly enjoyed it, and of course have questions about my writing. This part of it is completely fine. I begin to draw issues when they express some bizarre desire to essentially psychoanalyze me. Yes, I write from memory and experience because that's what allows me to submerse myself, and when I'm lucky readers, in my fantasy world. This does not however mean I want to go sharing every little detail of my life thus far. I suppose the simple solution would be to stop writing in this manner, but it's what I enjoy and feel I'm good at. So two questions for you lot: First, do you ever feel as if you're showing too much of yourself in your writing? Second, is literature without true and honest expression even worth writing?