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How to Find Your Voice as a Writer

Don’t write what you know, use what you know

Illustration: Laurie Rollitt

A decade ago I was given my first major magazine assignment. The twist is that it wasn’t actually MY assignment. I had been hired to rewrite an article that had been done by someone else. Poorly, it appears. I don’t know who this inadequate writer was. Possibly William Faulkner. Regardless, the copy filed by the writer was dull…

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