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Due Diligence in Writing

What do you owe the reader? That’s what matters.

Statue of the scales of justice, with the words “Have you done enough?”

A recent blog post from someone I admire suggested that writers should approach every project as if it were the most important thing they’ve done. Give it our all, every time. (Here’s the post if you’re interested.)

This is inspiring advice. But taken to the extreme, it’s not practical. Inspirational posters aside…

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Anne Janzer

Anne Janzer

Author, Writing Coach, Unapologetic Nonfiction Geek. Writing about Writing Itself (very meta). AnneJanzer.com

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