Phobias that stymie writers

Do you have particular hang-ups that keep you from your keyboard? The first step to defeating your fears is to name them.

What fears are keeping you from doing your best work?

William Shakespeare was reportedly afraid of dogs. Ray Bradbury had a fear of flying. Hans Christian Anderson was terrified of being buried alive. Stephen King’s list of fears include spiders, closed-in spaces and writer’s block.

Yet these phobias didn’t stop these authors from writing. After all, “You have to be a little nuts to be a writer,” King once said.

Let’s take a look at the types of fears that could impede your progress as a writer. You may not get very far if you don’t confront these phobias.

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