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More than some highfalutin concept, creative restoration is necessary to produce the editorial content that will make you proud and -- bonus! -- pay the bills. That, however, is easier said in a mediabistro story than done in the deadline-driven nuances of real life.
"The most important part of being a writer is being intellectually curious: having the wherewithal to dig for information, evaluate it, turn it on its belly and learn all you can about it. I find that when we do this -- when we're constantly reading, constantly listening, constantly talking -- the fount of stories always reveal themselves," said Denene Millner, founder and editor-in-chief of MyBrownBaby.com and author of 19 books, including three New York Times bestsellers.
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