Hello, Actually, the first thing i really wanted to know is "Why do you write (what for)"? but this topic already exist and it did clarify some questions of mine. And slowly but surely, my main question evolved from "Why do you write" into "What to do when you're negative about your own writing"? I am English student - i work with texts and analyze them and do some other nasty stuff to them. I thought that would really help my own writing block but it didn't. Every time I am starting to write, i'm criticizing my own ideas in a horrible way, making myself upset and helpless. I can't not criticize myself - because eventually I am the one who re-reading and editing it. Every time i come up with a new idea, create a plot or a story - i run to the paper or computer to record it, but shortly after I finished the first page/paragraph I re-read it and end up with a thought that "I can't imagine a person that would like to read it". Literally, THIS is something nobody is ever interested in. At some point I realized that I started blocking myself at the stage of designing a plot with a thought "Don't even try. That sucks". What should I do? I became my own horrible enemy! I never stop reading books and get new ideas (it's not like i'm depressed) - because reading and writing is also a big part of my university program. I remember forcing myself to write something fictional a couple months ago and even that i finished the story - i am horribly afraid to even look at it. Things used to be different though. I used to write a lot, about 300 pages of stories and adventures - everything by hand. Unfortunately i don't have them with me. I couldn't take them with me when i was moving to Canada, so I can't even refer them. So guys, what would you suggest? I don't normally post something like that but the problem really drives me nuts.