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A Writer's Guide to Persistence by Jordan Rosenfeld

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chapter 11BE BOLD, WRITE BRAVELY

“We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.”

—MAY SARTON

BUILD YOUR OWN BRAND OF BOLD

You read a lot about “author platform” and “branding” these days. This chapter is about shaping the root of those things—developing your distinguishing, singular imprint on the world as manifested in your writing. In other words, what makes you bold, memorable, fresh?

I’ll bet if you were asked to think of “bold” writers, several names would come to mind. They may be boundary-pushing visionaries who say whatever they think. Or they may just be people who write a straightforward, honest truth. They may write things that “average” people don’t or that you never thought one could write ...

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