Fortunately, Orwell, Zinsser, Lamott and all the rest demonstrate that high school doesn't necessarily matter. The process of learning to write never ends.
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The most important tip of all -- to be a writer, start writing. But for all of you overachievers out there, here are some other ideas that may help.
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