A small town kid just living the dream.

Me in front of the Statue of Liberty pre-pandemic

An idea journal is essential for your writing career.

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She’s earned the right to do so.

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And 3 ways you may not be.

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They’re so good, it’s scary.

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I even had to sleep with the light on; it was just that good.

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At least, a part of him did.

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Yes, that Mark Twain.

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Start making yours today.

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You just have to keep working for it.

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Noah Nelson

UIUC journalism major| Daily Illini Senior Columnist| Author of “Life: A Collection of Short Stories”| Featured Writer on ILLUMINATION (23x).

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