As writers and artists, creative inspiration can lead us into uncomfortable territory, unleashing the urge to explore our demons, vices, insecurities, and indulgences. Beautiful things can come from examining and sharing the parts of ourselves we instinctively try to hide, which reveal us as flawed and vulnerable. But, of course, there’s a natural resistance that we must overcome in order to make those beautiful things happen. Here are some tips that, in my experience, make the process a lil’ less difficult. ♦