I recently took a short writing class: three sessions in a little over a week. No pressure, right? The class was designed to help writers get unstuck with their writing.

Overall, it was quite helpful, but not because of the assignments. The most helpful thing was something the instructor said in the first class. Apparently it doesn’t take talent to write a book. Nor does it take passion or a lot of time to write a book.

What does it take?

“Ruthless focus.”

What? No talent or passion? No time?

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