Not facing your fears is one thing: but repressing them is another. What’s worse – finding out something bad happened, or finding out something bad happened a long time ago?
When it comes to writing, what are you comfortable with? What’s at the opposite end of the spectrum? Why won’t you write it? What if you did?
Who are you writing for, if not yourself?
What do you want to be known for as a writer?
Do you want to write more for fame, money or pleasure?