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Befriend One Person

You don’t have to write something perfect. You don’t have to write something timeless. You have to write something that befriends one reader.

Perfection is the enemy. In this comforting talk, author Shobha Rao talks about how she came to write her novel, Girls Burn Brighter, after coming to terms with a universal truth: nothing endures, except for the amount of heart we put into our creations.

(Video by CreativeMornings/San Francisco and photo by Ben Conde)


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Editor’s note:

I made this newsletter like a pro taste tester. I dipped my finger into all the links and diversified my palette.

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