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From Close Enough to Excellence Through Failure

In answer to the questions raised in the previous post, you move from close enough to excellence with discerning, observant practice where you change what you do based on the results you get. Indiscriminate practice only reinforces what’s already there. There’s no point in polishing and repeating mistakes. Make your mistakes new ones. Recognizing failure […]

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‘Close Enough’ Cures Writer’s Block

My previous post clarified that writers need places to practice being okay with being less than perfect. We need safe places to take writing risks. My practice place is a dog agility game called Chances. (I learn so much about writing, coaching and teaching from agility – just one of the reasons writers need hobbies.) […]

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