The transcript of this speech by Jeffrey Eugenides in the New Yorker is about self censorship in writing. A great article for writers struggling with this stuff:
To die your whole life. Despite the morbidity, I can’t think of a
better definition of the writing life. There’s something about writing
that demands a leave-taking, an abandonment of the world, paradoxically,
in order to see it clearly. This retreat has to be accomplished without
severing the vital connection to the world, and to people, that feeds
the imagination. It’s a difficult balance.
Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2012/12/jeffrey-eugenides-advice-to-young-writers.html#ixzz2Iwkyal2N