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A Word of Encouragement: No, You Shouldn't "Just Give Up" on Your Writing

Been toiling for years without “breaking through” and feeling mighty mediocre? The writer behind New York Magazine‘s “Ask Polly” column has some thoughts on that. Here’s a snippet of the response she gave a writer struggling to decide if she should just give up on her writing:

Don't give up on your writing because Oprah hasn't come calling. Be grateful for your gift and use it with honesty, responsibility, and integrity, while you have breath and sound mind_peoplewhowrite

In other words, don’t give up on your writing because Oprah, or anyone, hasn’t come calling. Be grateful for your gift and use it with honesty, responsibility, and integrity while you have breath and sound mind.

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