A lot of people ask how I write. I thought I’d offer a little confession in case it helps. I often start with a hazy intuition of what I hope to accomplish by an article, but I ultimately let the process of writing guide me. I find that my best pieces are those in which I enter the article with a spirit of humility, openness, and a thirst for discovery. Usually through the process of writing and putting down a number of different studies all in one place, does a bigger picture emerge. Most of my insights that are at the end of the article only arrived at the very last moment while I started writing that paragraph; the culmination of a nonlinear chain of ideas. Therefore, I put my trust into the writing process, and let evidence and synthesis guide me along. So my recommendation for those scared to write something, or those who are suffering from writers block, is to shed your concerns and just jump into it. Put lots and lots of things down. Trust the process. And remain open to whatever emerges. Not only is that more productive, it’s also just plain more fun. Good luck!