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In her post “Brave New World,” Shari offers a whole host of excellent advice to her teenage cousin who is interested in writing. Then Shari asks what advice we (her readers) might offer. This is what I came up with.

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Recent thoughts on journalism, part 2




  1. Very true. And especially true these days when nobody’s 100% sure how success even works anymore.

    I always tell people to start with being a storyteller. That’s been an honorable calling for centuries now. Then, within being a storyteller, worry about publishing and marketing and building your brand.

  2. It’s worth repeating: I LOVE your advice! :)

    (Also, thanks for the kind words!)

  3. Juliann

    Nicely put. I thik it’s too easy to put emphasis on publication, when what really matters is the writing itself.

  4. Lovely advice, Kristan. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

  5. Thanks, everyone!

    “nobody’s 100% sure how success even works anymore.” – Lol was anyone ever 100% sure? ;P

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