Writing articles and books can be intimidating, especially when you first begin the process. One key to being successful is to find a support network of writers or authors in your area (search writer or author groups with your hometown-area). Even more important is to learn the skills (i.e. grammar, punctuation, syntax, proofreading, and associated tasks) to be a successful writer and to have confidence in your ability to use those skills. The latter comes from ongoing practice.