25 Insights on Becoming a Better Writer
This list is great, and my favorite is not being afraid to write crap. That fear alone is what kills the desire. That unfortunate "OMG! What if they hate it?" moment is the thing that destroys from within. Write what you write, how you write it, and let the chips fall where they may.
Maybe, maybe...you're going to create something totally craptacular. Yes, that can happen; but you can also possibly be the one to craft something fresh, new, and exciting.
I would rather, as a reader, see for myself if your writing is good or ill. I would rather have the opportunity to read it.