Last Word

If you can’t write it; try living it


“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” 

–Benjamin Franklin


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Now here is something to consider from one of our nation’s founding fathers.

It’s true — writers tend to be solitary creatures, choosing the quiet confines of their offices to the hustle and bustle of the outside world.

But, many successful writers report that experiencing life with a sense of joy and curiosity is what feeds the creative spirit that inspires our writing.

So, if you’re having trouble writing today, consider stepping outside your office and…living.

Kerri S. Mabee is managing editor at Learn more about her at


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