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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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Perfection Causes Writer’s Block; ‘Close Enough’ Cures It

“Perfect is the enemy of good.” – Voltaire “‘Close enough’ is the olive branch.” – Bane Striving to do our best and challenging ourselves to keep developing our skills is vital for writers, but perfectionism only leads to resistance. When we recognize that perfection is an asymptote – a mathematical term for a point you can get […]

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