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Ed A. Murray

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Ed A. Murray is the author of three books of fiction and is dedicated to a life of impactful storytelling. Upon graduating from the University of Michigan, his career has wound through the sports, entertainment, automotive, tech and health & wellness industries, which have helped him create engaging and insightful prose. You can find him in Southeast Michigan with his wife and daughter. He writes for them.

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Ed A. Murray Keep at it.

The way I see it, there are two types of writers.

The first has a grand vision of their work. They see themselves traveling the country on …more
Keep at it.

The way I see it, there are two types of writers.

The first has a grand vision of their work. They see themselves traveling the country on book tours. They imagine signing autographs and walking past bookstores with large posters of their books clinging to the front window. They imagine eating at fancy restaurants in big cities and reaching for the check, for splurging on the bill is nothing with all the royalties rolling in. It seems the actual writing is only secondary. But that's the vision. That's the motivation. (There are people like this in every industry. It's not unique to writing.)

The second type of writer is much simpler. They love writing, and so they write.

I've found that in this incredibly competitive world of literature that we live in today, the latter is the more successful.

So I'd say decide which type of writer you are, and then keep at it.(less)
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Jim Harrison
“I find it impossible not to believe that there's something in Irish blood that favors their power with words.”
Jim Harrison, Off to the Side: A Memoir

Philipp Meyer
“If you hate me it is because I have morals.”
Philipp Meyer, The Son

Ernest Hemingway
“Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.”
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John Steinbeck
“There's more beauty in truth, even if it is dreadful beauty.”
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