This well-written, thought-provoking article speaks to the heart of the problem with most writers’ insecurities, other people. It encourages all of us to shut down those nagging, naysaying voices of others that we carry with us long after those people are no longer in our presence. Read it. Meditate on it. And join the fight against your own inner demons by acknowledging the negative people in your life and minimizing their influence on your happiness, security, and creativity.