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@BertoScalese @allyjarmanning “Blah blah something something” feels like the best I can do sometimes
@dabeard I think lesson is ... writing is hard
@maffei_lucia my brain sometimes revolts when there's no hint of a lede! and denies me a nut graf then I get mad, and it all goes nowhere GRRRRR WRITING
@dabeard this does work more often than other strategies! I may be putting the lede on a pedestal too much
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