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Write About What You Care About

Today's post is a fairly simple reminder of one crucial ingredient for a winning story. While it's possible to write a technically proficient story that you have little feeling for, the really successful ones are those in which you invest yourself. The stories that readers remember are the ones that you have shown passion and attention to detail. Laziness won't creep in as easily to a story that is about what you care about. (Read more »)

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