This made me giggle a LOT.
"Even though you probably got into the profession because you really like talking about yourself, you might find it difficult to pontificate about your noble occupation. Whatever you do, don't give up... If you're having trouble, try starting every opinion or fact with "As a writer". It's amazing at how effortlessly the phrase can sneak into your comments. "As a writer, I prefer cheese on my Whoppers" lets the Burger King staff know about your impressive intellect."