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Nope, Writing Is Still NOT About Creativity

“We are about contribution. That’s what our job is. It’s not about impressing people. It’s not about getting the next job. It’s about contributing something.” – Benjamin Zander   What’s different about a book is far less important than what’s the same. Conventional wisdom holds that all true artists abhor convention and delivering what’s expected. They’re just too creative for
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Writing to Heal the Hole-Hearted

“The Artist is no other than he who unlearns what he has learned, in order to know himself.” – e.e. cummings So many authors wonder how they’ll finally become ready for the “big time.” I get it. I’ve wanted to know that for a long time too–to know my writing was good enough to be chosen. That would be such a rush
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How to Progress In Your Process

“Are we there yet?” Remember how fun it is to travel with small kids? The longer the trip, the more this favorite question gets repeated, like a bad commercial. I think that could be how God feels when we keep unfocusing on the real goal of art and start obsessing about the finish line. Two quick examples. Several weeks ago, I got frustrated at
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