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In this interview, Mael Vallejo is talking about editing a newspaper, but a couple of thing he said will help me in my own writing practice. MV--"For me, the editor's driving force should be curiosity and planning rather than perfection." Whoa--This is advice I need to remember when I'm editing my own work. Perfectionism runs rampant.

MV also said, "what is the point of publishing an incisive, well-told chronicle or report that took weeks or months to produce, if nobody is going to read it, if it is going to go unnoticed in today’s sea of information." He's talking about getting the word out, promotion. And for the side of me who poopoos promotion, I'm hearing, if my words have value, it behooves me to make sure somebody reads them.

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