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Three Challenges That I’ve Faced as a Writer

Being a professional scribe isn't all puppy dogs and ice cream.

Photo credit: @andrewtneel

It’s been more than a decade since I could accurately call myself a professional writer.1 (Click here for an interactive Tableau dataviz, including a timeline of my publications.)

To be sure, I have found the work largely rewarding—especially when you hold one of your books in your hand or when your clients acknowledge how you’ve helped them.

Still, any writer faces plenty of challenges. In this way, it’s just like any other job.

My ghostwriting agency recently asked for a lengthy and insightful guest post on the subject and I obliged. It’s August in Phoenix during a pandemic. Translation: I have the time.


  1. Don’t get me started on poseurs.

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