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AskingForHelp

Asking for help.

May 1, 2014

A while back I talked about how one of the other things writers are terrified of (and something we probably rarely admit to anyone but our inner demons that we are terrified of) is finding another writer who is more talented than we are. We hate it so much it makes us hyper competitive with one another, and it can lead to us avoiding situations in which we may be forced to deal with a writer more skilled than we are. Which is why it’s such a big deal when we finally work up the courage to ask another writer for help. I’ve said it before, I actually really like it when people ask me for help–and not in all the ways you may think. Sure, part of it may have to do with the fact that it makes me feel like they think I’m an accomplished writer if they’re asking for my advice, but I also like to see […]

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