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Hazards of Writing Non-Fiction

For decades, I've done private writing for audiences of one. Very short pieces.

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  • Scene Studies
  • Abstracts.
  • 30-second talks.
  • Personals' ads.

Often work that was incorporated into large pieces and re-used with permission and without attribution in works for a large audience.

Mainly these pieces captured an idea or dream that some individual was desperately failing to communicate and whether or not it was usefully reused, it gave them a chance to feel heard and understood.

Recently, I started blog pieces here for a somewhat larger audience.

From this, I am having a new and problematic experience. As I create this draft, I wish I were still asleep. It is well before sunrise. I was awoken by an idea about United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #5: . ()

I am not nearly alert enough to write the piece. If I wrote it right now it would be 4 long pieces with no more useful information than the one short pieces will ultimately have, but until I wrote down the sixty words of notes, I expect that even the strongest sleeping pills in the world would have been useless.

Do all writers go through this?

Is it just ?

Written by Russell Brand

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