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A Writer's Guide to Persistence by Jordan Rosenfeld

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chapter 7SEEK TO SERVE

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”

CHARLES DICKENS

After showing you how to carve out time, protect your boundaries, and say no more often, it may seem a little contradictory to offer ways to “serve” or mentor others with your writing. But I trust you’ll come to find that serving or helping other writers is one of the most effective ways of fighting discouragement, despair, and the feelings that often keep us overly focused on the self.

Because writing is so much a part of you, it’s easy to feel down and discouraged, and I aim to address this reality throughout the book. Sometimes you may just feel a kind of free-floating discouragement, whether you’re a beginning writer trying to break ...

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