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Temper That Ego. You Need Luck As Well.

By posted at 2:00 pm on June 13, 2012 2

A few weeks ago, Benjamin Hale wrote an article for us about the trivialities and happenstance associated with publishing prizes. His point was that legacy was more important than short-lived fame. In a way, his piece is nicely supplemented by Tom Bissell’s essay on the luck and chance necessary to attain literary success.

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2 Responses to “Temper That Ego. You Need Luck As Well.”

  1. Edwward Champion
    at 3:08 pm on June 13, 2012

    Recent essay? “Unflowered Aloes” is twelve years old and worth reading to the very end.

  2. Nick Moran
    at 3:16 pm on June 13, 2012

    Good catch. I think I’d meant to type “recently unlocked.”

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