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posted by on Cydni Burns

A story a day keeps the doubts away. That’s not really a saying, but it’s a nice thought. If it was as simple as writing a drabble or one-shot everyday, I’d have the confidence of Ari Gold and the courage of Sampson. But it’s not simple. There’s a recipe somewhere in the universe that adds just the right touch of this and that to equal success. The problem is, none of us know what it takes to create that magic. Sure, there are books and advice from our counterparts, there are television biographies and celebrity interviews that overload us with information on what it takes to be successful, but they are all different. Some come about by sheer luck, others years of grueling hard work. Some we’re born into (refer to luck again). Mulling over this universal recipe thing, I thought about the recent mega success of authors like Stephanie Meiers and E.L. James. I tried to understand what it was that they did right…of course the answer was clear: One created the Twilight franchise and the other built something new upon that audience.

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