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Fierce on The Page by Sage Cohen

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Practice Closes the Gap

“It doesn’t matter if anyone reads it, buys it, sponsors it, or shares it. It matters that you show up.” —Seth Godin

We write because we have something to say, and most of us spend our lives learning how to say it. When Ira Glass spoke in Portland years ago, he discussed the gap between the impulse to create and the ability to realize our vision. He shared an insight that he said he wished he could tell every artist and writer at the beginning of their journey: Everyone who eventually makes great creative work first spends many years making mediocre work.

Everyone.

The most important thing you can do for your craft, says Glass, is to create a huge volume of work. Just keep doing it and doing it and doing it. It’s the ...

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