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Do you get paid by the word for Political Currents? If not, you could certainly edit your word count. So many words about yourself are not necessary. I say this as a fan of your political commentary and also as someone sympathetic to writers who have to make a living. But, whether you are getting paid by the word or not, a writer's financial needs are never a good excuse for lack of self-editing.
“There is a precious restlessness to the writing life. I never want to let it go.” Great line! Although I’m still new to Substack (just nearly a year now), it’s been a thrill to put a lot of research and effort into crafting a story. Tbh, the only way for someone to learn how to write is by writing more.
Keep up the phenomenal work Ross!
never mind what they say Ross. you're doing fine because you know what you're talking about - and - on target almost always.
I am paid subscriber and it does not show that... Pls fix. TY, Neal
I love your work Ross and am happy to be a paying subscriber. I for one would be sad if you wrote less. I appreciated this piece, and wish the industry was more welcoming and accessible to smart people like yourself who aren’t fortunate enough to grow up with means.