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How to Be a Good Writer (According to Zadie Smith)

Practical, no-nonsense, and achievable tips

Inspiration for a writer is key to developing new ideas. Also key is keeping our perspiration to a minimum. Joking aside, when I write I seek spiritual and mental stimulation from a variety of sources such as: fiction and nonfiction, the natural world, and interactions with other people.

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