Nancy Cooper was an editor at Newsweek in the 1980s. I know this because John Schwartz (author of Short: Walking Tall When You’re Not Tall at All) wrote about the advice she gave him when he was worried about finishing a piece that seemed daunting. I found all of this in a great post on NeuroTribes titled “Practical Tips on Writing a Book from 23 Brilliant Authors.” With that preamble, here’s Nancy’s advice via John Schwartz.
“You just start working and you keep working til it’s done. That’s all there is to it; no mystery.”
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