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How Facing My Fears Made Me a Better Writer

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There’s this essential truth for writers that says that we need to write the thing that scares us most. Whatever it is that is most uncomfortable or that we would rather turn away from is likely our most important subject matter. When I filed for divorce a couple of years ago, the thing that scared me most was being very real and raw about where I was in my life and what I wanted. It was difficult to write about…

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