Sunday, August 17, 2008


I have a new hero. Triple silver Olympian Dara Torres proves dreams have no age limit. At forty one, she competed this week against young women less than half her age.

After ranking second at one competition, a reporter asked her what she thought her weaknesses were.

Without hesitation, Torres answered, "Starts and finishes."

The reporter then asked, "What have you been training the hardest at?"

Torres answered, "Starts and finishes."

Writers can learn a lot from Torres's comments. As a professional, she constantly assesses her performances. She knows her weaknesses and invests time trying to improve them. If we used that same approach in our work, imagine how we could grow as writers.

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