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Writing is difficult at times because we have an understanding that no matter what we write about, somehow part of who we are and how we think is in there. We reference past relationships or use friends and family as a mirror to our characters. Sometimes the ideals and morality that is told in a story, whether fictional or not, has an undertone that comes from a personal place. Because I am aware of this it makes it difficult to write sometimes. I am a clam when it comes to most of the matters of my life so if I say too much, even indirectly, it comes through to someone that is also a writer.
I like to keep a certain amount of my identity to myself, and for this reason I struggle at times to write as freely as I think. I have slowly learned that I can't hide myself from my writing because it is so much a part of what I do that without including it, I really don't have a lot to say. So if you are insecure about showing yourself in your writing, you shouldn't be. It just might be the best part anyway.