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The Perseverance of Emily Blunt

The story of the actor Emily Blunt and the painful obstacles she faced in order to become successful, demonstrates two things: 1) Even the privileged can find it difficult to succeed, and 2) perseverance overcomes those difficulties (where there’s a will there’s a way, and all that). Continue reading

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How to Survive a Manuscript’s Rejection (a.k.a. It’s Just a House Plant, Silly)

Rejection is brutal, so you have to reframe what it means to you. It can’t continue to mean that you or your child (your story) is ugly and unwanted. If you’re going to be a professional writer, your skin must toughen. Continue reading

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