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Guest Post: Trust Your Instincts

This is one of my favorite pieces of writing advice that I often tell people: Trust your first instinct. My 7th grade science teacher once told me, “Miranda, a human being’s first instinct is correct 90% of the time. If you’re going to deviate from your first instinct, you’d better have a good reason why you should.”  When I send out a first draft (or portions of a first draft) to beta readers, I’m always open-minded when […]