I am not sure why or when I have become or became afraid to write. It certainly didn’t help to try to read Charles Johnson’s book “The Way of The Writer” . According to Mr. Johnson, you have to spend 30 years reading and studyng the classics and every piece of style stuff before you write anything. Then, you have to revise it over and over again. He also said that writing from “personal experiences” alone is a waste of time. Nice, Charles. Your classes must have really been inspired. His book is more of an autobiography about how wonderful he is. Guess what? I stopped reading it so I can get back to writing, evn if it is bad writing. Now I am not sure who I should give this book to…Goodwill?