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Fierce on The Page by Sage Cohen

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In addition to producing remarkable work, writers today are also expected to grow a platform and attract an audience. If this feels pushy, inauthentic, or just plain difficult, I would like to suggest an alternative cosmology: Instead of thinking of your writing as a product you are selling, think of it as an offering you are making.

When you write, you are giving service. You are offering the very best of yourself to the world. When you change your mind-set from, “Am I good enough? Will anybody want what I’m offering?” to “How can I help?” your inner conversation shifts from one centered around ego to one that is far more resourced and sure.

We all have something to give that matters deeply to us—and to others. When ...

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