About Writing With Anxiety
Creativity. Passion. Attention to detail. Oh, and crippling fear.
I’m not sure what the unique alchemy that makes a writer is, but no matter the recipe, it always seems to include these main ingredients. Unfortunately, it’s that last one that tends to knock many of us out of the game.
As a professional writer, I often find myself face-to-face with my own insecurities. I’ve dropped the ball, I’ve cried on my keyboard, and I’ve missed deadlines. I’ve also published hundreds (yes, hundreds) of articles, thousands of words, and helped others get their start as professional writers.
I started Writing With Anxiety because I feel strongly that with the right support and community, anything is possible. My own writing career wouldn’t be possible without the people that believed in me, encouraged me, and sent me opportunities that I didn’t know I deserved. This space is a chance for me to pay it forward.
What you’ll find here are tips, strategies, resources, and reassurance all organized around one idea — proving that writing with anxiety is possible. It might be hard, it might feel scary, but you don’t have to do it alone. Every contributor on this site gets it, and we know you do, too.
That’s why this site is for you.
Content Strategist, Author, Mama
Allaya founded Writing With Anxiety because, well, she’s a writer with anxiety. Allaya is passionate about bringing writers a supportive community where they can thrive as people and as professionals. She writes about her life and family at allayaway.com.
Authors & Contributors
Writer, Teacher, Digital Nomad
Heru Craig is enthralled by stories in all forms – especially the ones we tell ourselves. A consummate nerd, he believes deeply in the connection between storytelling and philosophy. Heru leverages both his education and global experience to teach people how to use any life experience as an opportunity to learn. He currently lives in Japan and travels Asia as a digital nomad.
Author, Freelance Writer, Blogger
Sarah writes relatable, often humorous, personal and informative essays on sex and marriage, parenting, identity, mental health, women’s health, and writing. She has been published in P.S. I Love You, Giddy, Ravishly, Cafe Mom, Pregnant Chicken, The SEAM, and more, and have been recognized for humor writing by The Erma Bombeck Writer’s Workshop and The Mark Twain House. Sarah began blogging in 2006 while completing a Physician Assistant Master’s degree and worked for over a decade in surgery and gynecology. She has also owned a vegan ice cream business in Detroit and worked in free clinics as a Social Worker. Currently, Sarah resides in Northern California with her two kids, one husband, and Greyhound dog, Abel.
Jessica Jeannine Clark
Owner, Blogger, and Recipe Creator at The Gluten Free Supper
Jessica Jeannine Clark is the owner and recipe creator for The Gluten Free Supper, a valued resource to those living gluten free. She has years of experience as a content creator, specializing in SEO and storytelling for lifestyle brands. You can learn more about Jessica and her passion project on her site.