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Wanting to Write And Writing Aren’t The Same

Working through a common misconception about what it means to be a writer.

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Last week, my partner needed to get blood work to investigate a mysterious issue he's been having with his heart. When he returned from getting his blood drawn he was wincing ever so often. It turns out that he'd been dehydrated and as a result the blood drawing…




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