Don’t Let Your Ego Block Your Writing…or your Dreams

Steven Barnes
8 min readJan 25, 2023

Thirty years ago I was teaching at UCLA Extension. They had a sort of collective event, where each instructor made a presentation, describing the content of their classes, what they had to offer students, so that those students could make informed decisions. When it was my turn, I described the class I called “writer’s toolbox” which was a cornucopia of techniques to access and utilize the infinite creativity within us. One of the subjects was “crushing writer’s block.”

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Steven Barnes

Steven Barnes is a NY Times bestselling author, ecstatic husband and father, and holder of black belts in three martial arts. www.lifewritingpodcast.com.