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.


  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.


  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!


  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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