How a Genius Editor Knows You’ve Been “Idling” Instead of Writing

The damn contest had me overthinking

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When Medium announced that it was running a contest with $100K in prizes and guest judges like Natalie Portman, Roxanne Gay, and Susan Orlean, I was all in. But, to be honest, I’m not a “contest” type person, not feeling the need to compete, maybe because I lack the confidence to put my work…

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