Doing The Work

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14 Quick and Easy Strategies That Will Help You Find the Perfect Sources, Every Time

Finding perfect sources, including these appeared-on-Oprah experts and celebrities isn’t all that tough. With a little bit of preparation and some persistence, you can fill up your Rolodex of experts pretty quickly.

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How to Write Personal Essays (and Still Have a Family Left to Write About)

How do we write the truth about our parents, spouses, children, and friends, without hurting them?

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Why do I think Scrivener is so freaking good? Let me count the ways.

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