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Finished with Your Sloppy First Draft? Here’s What to Do Next

FriendsIt was 2008 and I had just finished the sloppy first draft of my very first novel. It had taken me two years to write it. Two, long crazy years during which I painstakingly cobbled together the book piece by bloody piece. I felt like I had opened up my heart and vomited out everything it held onto the page.

Needless to say, it was a bit messy. It kind of looked like something that had just crawled out of a moat.
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The One Thing that Separates Great Writers from the Rest

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Not just anyone can be a writer.

Common wisdom says that writing takes persistence, a relentless belief in your own imaginary worlds, and the kind of thick skin that can take constant rejection. And yes, the pursuit of writing does call for all of these qualities, but perhaps hardest of all is the subtle demands it makes on a person’s store of courage. Continue Reading