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Why Skiers and Writers Need to Scout the Route the Second Time


The previous post left you tangled up in your skies after you narrowly escaped the disaster of falling off the cliff only to crash into the smaller disaster of the spruce trees. This was your first draft. You pushed off too eagerly before you scouted the route. But hey, that’s what first drafts are supposed […]

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Why Skiers and Writers Need to Scout the Route


Imagine you’re a cross-country skier pushing to get up a hill. The sky is dazzling blue, the air is crisp and you’re dressed perfectly for the weather. Your right boot is pinching your baby toe, but that minor irritation fades as you reach the top of the hill and look out at a wide expanse […]

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