Hello all, My name is Clayton Woullard and I am a writer and journalist. I'm 24 and just graduated in August with a bachelor's degree in journalism. I also write creatively, mostly fiction and poetry. I have been published in my school literary magazine, as well as newspapers, including the now defunct Rocky Mountain News. I have no real reason not to feel un-confident in my writing abilities, but I do, which has affected how much writing I've been able to get done in the past. (Then again I'm not very confident in other parts of my life either). I'm hoping I can gain some insight on how to get past my writer's block (re: writer's fear) and start doing some writing I'm proud of. I know the advice is to just start writing, and I'm working on a novel this month, but I'm just stuck. I don't know if it's because I'm overly critical, which I probably am, or I just can't think of anything good to write. I think it's because I haven't written fiction in so long, maybe I'm just rusty? I'm sure I just need to start writing and get rid of my inhibitions. Thanks for reading my rant.