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Why the Writer Crossed the Road

Wil Shipley said on MacBreak Weekly that while he was listening to Malcolm Gladwells new book Outliersthat he wondered when he passed his 10 years in programming or what Kimon Nicolaides called the first 10,000 mistakes.”

Those that aren’t writing are frightened about the 10 years ahead. Those that have been practicing their craft most of their life get to look at when it finally worked for them.

The only way to get to the other side is through the work.

Allow mistakes and be courageous in the sucking.

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