"If you want to write, you can. Fear stops most people from writing, not lack of talent, whatever that is. Who am I? What right do I have to speak? Who will listen to me if I do? You are a human being, with a unique story to tell, and you have every right. If you speak with passion, many of us will listen. We all need stories to live, all of us. We live by story. Yours enlarges the circle."--from How to Write Advice and Reflections by Richard Rhodes
A bit of encouragement from your fellow writers.