James Burbank

James has spent years in the trade show industry. He is currently on hiatus and blogging about what he has learned over the years.

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  1. Sofie Hælspore
    November 28, 2016 @ 8:33 am

    Great article!
    I think there are two types of hardship, personal and professional hardship. The first one should be avoided if possible as that doesn’t necessary make you a better writer. However, I think professional hardship is a key factor in becoming a great writer. You simply need to be challenged over and over to become really good.

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  2. JDBurbank
    November 28, 2016 @ 1:20 pm

    Hi Sofie,

    Thanks for the kind words. I didn’t mean to suggest that anyone should go out seeking hardship. I was merely trying to find a silver lining if something tragic should happen.

    Also, I agree about the need for professional challenge for writers.

    Thanks again!

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  3. Patrick
    December 6, 2016 @ 10:45 am

    Such a great article!
    Thanks James. As Chuck Palahniuk said “Art never comes from happiness”. This guy understands this business. Perhaps I would agree with him.

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