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A Writer's Guide to Persistence by Jordan Rosenfeld

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chapter 8GO WHERE YOU ARE WELCOME

“Signs may be but the sympathies of nature with man.”

—CHARLOTTE BRONTË, FROM JANE EYRE

Here, nearly at the end of Part One, if you are still wondering what the right path is for you, let me reassure you: There are signs that will point you toward the kinds of writing, opportunities, and people that you should include in your creative practice. I borrow from the words of Story Waters, founder of the blog Limitlessness.com: “Go where you are welcome. You do not need to fight against things.”

Have you ever found yourself working really, really hard to please someone, to earn approval, to receive attention or validation for your writing or your talent? And have you noticed that the harder you push, beg, or demand, ...

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