Writing is strongly related to fear and failure. The good part is that we can learn how strengthens and improves creations.
The most important skill for any writer is reading. All reading is important, but there are a number of ways to be reading to write better.
The intro to the In Fiction Series of blogs that share how real experiences in life contribute to writing and creativity in general.
Gardening skills apply directly to writing skills. Weeding is a process that you can't do all at once. Editing is the same way.
An old story is never boring, but material to learn from and build a new story. This part of the year I think a lot about the stories that got me here.