If you’d like some encouragement for being yourself and doing what you do best, go check out this 60 Minutes interview with Dave Grohl of the rock band the Foo Fighters… I received lots of what I needed to continue doing what I do best from Dave!
The first step is actually believing you can be a writer similar to those you admire, but different because you are a different person.
Do you believe in yourself and what you have to offer the world?
The second question you need to ask yourself: do you have the courage to be yourself as you write? To paraphrase a line from Dave:
I don’t want to write like someone else — I want to write like me!
Appreciating my own unique gift is always a challenge for me, so I especially appreciate Dave’s encouragement as I set off writing my first memoir!