17. Backing Up Your Work

If there is one rule of writing, it’s that as soon as you get lax about making backups, that’s when your computer dies, your file gets corrupted, or you accidentally overwrite 20 pages of the best prose you’ve ever written with 2 pages you intended to delete. If any or all of these sound like something that has or could happen to you, then you probably don’t need me to remind you to always make a backup!

In a perfect world, you make multiple backups, locally and offsite, to protect against the three major ...

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