In a newsletter I sent out around Thanksgiving, I told my readers that I had been struggling with getting any writing-related work done over the holiday, and it wasn’t as much because of laziness as it was of fear. I’m pretty sure that, if you’ve been writing a while (or even if you’ve just started), you probably know what I mean. Maybe you don’t. Many non-writers may not realize that fear can be one of a writer’s greatest hindrances. A lot of times, when a writer has “writer’s block,” most of it is from fear.