Why Writers Must Make Mistakes | The Blank Page

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Having been a professional writer for going on eight years (that’s not a lot to some of you out there, I know), I’m no longer ashamed to admit that throughout my time as a writer, as a hobbyist and in my career, I’ve messed up pretty bad on more than one occasion.

My past self has missed deadlines, forfeited assignments, and made excuses. I’ve written things I didn’t know at the time were insensitive to certain groups of people (thankfully on my own time, not for the public to witness — in most cases). I’ve spelled people’s names wrong. I’ve unknowingly published facts that weren’t true thinking they were.

But none of these…

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