Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Shy Writers

I was reading Christina Katz' Ezine, Writers on the Rise , and she mentioned that she had been painfully shy as a child. This resonated with me, as I was terribly shy when I was a kid.

I took an informal poll of the writers I know, asking if this was something they experienced, as well. The results came back two thirds to one, yep, shy. I thought I had stumbled onto something profound here, so I did a web search and came up with this, The Shy Writer. C. Hope Clark has already written a book about this phenomenon.

So, were you shy as a child? Did you turn to books to avoid people? Did you share your thoughts and feelings with a diary or journal? Are you a writer, or aspire to be one, today?

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