The Smart Writer’s Secret Weapon

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Don’t let anyone fool you. Writing is not the easiest way to make a living.

Whether you’re chipping away at the next great American novel, hustling features and op eds for the regional mags, or hopping on the content marketing bandwagon, even your best days usually include some amount of grunt work and drudgery. As my witty friend Heidi is fond of saying, “We’re just toiling away in the word mines.”

Indeed, Heidi, indeed.

And there’s only one thing that can brighten your darkest hour, down there in the bowels of the word mines – only one thing that can save you after you’ve spent a day slogging through the fifth round of revisions because your client or editor “just isn’t feeling it” … only one thing that can bring your writer’s heart back to life after it’s been put through the wringer by a hard day at the keyboard…

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