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A Writer's Guide to Persistence by Jordan Rosenfeld

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chapter 24WRITE OUTSIDE THE BOX

“Writing practice brings us back to the uniqueness of our own minds and an acceptance of it. We all have wild dreams, fantasies, and ordinary thoughts. Let us feel the texture of them and not be afraid of them. Writing is still the wildest thing I know.”

—NATALIE GOLDBERG, FROM WILD MIND: LIVING THE WRITER’S LIFE

For those who have trepidation about the craft of writing, there are many answers, formulas, courses, books, and paths already laid down for you. But the known path is not the one artists tread. The work you do that ventures somewhere new, crosses new divides, and bears your singular mark may not be anywhere near those tried-and-true variables already in place.

Real art pushes outside of comfortable zones ...

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