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Being a Writer Is Like Going to Boot Camp

What I learned there will make you a better writer.

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All sixty-seven of us were standing in line at the position of attention in front of our bunks hoping we could finally go to bed after the miserable 17-hour day. We were in our third week of Marine Corps Boot Camp in Parris Island, South Carolina.

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