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If You Don’t Start, You Will Never Succeed

The hardest part of writing

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So many writers fail before they even begin. Whether it is starting a blog, freelancing, self-publishing books, or whatever else. Writers so often fail because they won’t even start.

This was true of me for a year before I started blogging. I had paid for my website and even set it up, but I didn’t even publish anything…




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J.R. Heimbigner

J.R. Heimbigner

#1 Bestselling Author on Amazon and Top Writer on Medium. I write about faith, productivity, self-publishing, and investing. Learn more: jrheimbigner.com

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