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How Early Lessons in Finding an Audience Still Keep Me Going

Personal essay writers adapt to their readers, as they should

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I was a teen in the time before blogs, before social media, before MySpace. I still didn’t even have an AOL Instant Messenger account. Whatever angst I transmuted into words became poems in a black notebook or short stories I worried could land me on a watch…




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Sarah Stankorb

Sarah Stankorb

Sarah Stankorb is a contributor to GEN. Other works in The Washington Post, Marie Claire, Glamour, O, and The Atlantic. @sarahstankorb

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