I've got a problem. Essay assignments in school have always been extremely difficult for me, and I can't figure out why. Even if the subject is something I'm interested in, I have trouble finding the right words to write. I have problems with words in general. When I started reading these threads, I was sort of surprised at how well most of you are able to communicate and express your thoughts and ideas. It's always been a huge issue for me. I'll spend hours working on an essay or journal entry or forum post and get almost nowhere. Writing is one of the few things that doesn't come naturally to me, so I get frustrated when I'm not able to come up with something brilliant without any effort and I lose focus. Has anyone had similar problems?