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I Applied the 10% Rule to My Writing, And Some Weird Doors Opened Up

3 creative side-gigs for you to try too

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I’ve been a working writer for over 12 years and the 70/20/10 rule is one I’ve always applied to my time. The 10 part is the most fun.

Here’s how it works — I spend the majority of my writing time on work that pays, around 20% on testing out and finding new…




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Kelly Eden

Kelly Eden

Award-winning essayist, New Zealand rainforest dweller, owner of too many writing craft books. Become a word nerd too

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