"I don't think this is the course for you, he said. Unfortunately I believed him."

Author Gaynor Jones talks about how she overcame the grip of an oppressive anxiety condition to return to writing after she thought she had given up. In a vulnerable and effecting piece, Gaynor encourages others to pick up the pen, even when it feels like it takes herculean strength to do so. 

Gaynor Jones is a stay at home Mum and freelance writer from Manchester, UK. She writes micro, flash and short stories and organises the Story For Daniel competition to raise awareness of blood stem cell donation and childhood cancer support. She tweets at @jonzeywriter