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Just Say No

My friend Kelli Owen is a talented author and proprietor of one of the more interesting writer’s blogs around. She recently started a “Writing 101” series featuring guest authors and focusing on important lessons we wish people had told us when we were just starting out. Previous installments were written by Jack Ketchum and Lee Thomas. Now it’s my turn:

If there’s one thing I wish someone had told me when I was just starting out, one thing I wish I hadn’t had to learn the hard way, it is simply this.

You can say no.

Click the text above to read the whole essay. I think folks will like it, but mostly, I hope it helps them (or you, if you’re just starting out in the business) learn a valuable lesson early on, so that no one has to make the same mistakes I did.

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